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Are You Practicing Good Self-Care?


Recently I had a discussion with a friend who is also a life coach. We traded one hour of my writing time for her for one hour of her listening time for me. I used the time to discuss this 40-day journey to improvement project and asked her reflections of it. One part of our discussion surrounded what she termed self-care. I was able to state 6 areas where I practice self-care. She then told me something that I found astounding. She stated that the average person she talks with can only list up to 2 areas. What about you? What do you do that can fit under the subject of self-care?

Do you take at least annual vacations?

Do you regularly do something that you enjoy?

Do you see your doctor annually or regularly?

Do you see your dentist annually or regularly?

Do you do something to get your body moving every day?

Do you do something to relax your body regularly – massage, manicures and pedicures, facials, deep breathing, yoga, etc.

What self-care do you do?



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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