Soul-Deep Self-Care: The Only “Self-Care” That Really Works
Soul-deep self-care is support, nurturing and guidance based on an understanding of what we need most: a belief in our ability to help ourselves, and the tools and resources to do that.
It comes from our inner wisdom, strength and determination. The part of ourselves I call our inner ally. If you feel like you’ve lost touch with your own inner ally, or perhaps never known it, it’s in there and awaiting direction!
To find your inner ally, you must be:
Understand what has a negative impact on your state of mind and identify potential causes.
This can help you recognize:
- You’re not defective or weak.
- You didn’t create your symptoms.
- You’re not alone in your experience.
When you’re informed, you can better target your healing approach and promote the kind of self-acceptance you really need for true mental and emotional well-being.
To improve your mental and emotional health, you need to believe that improvement is possible.
And not just possible in general, but possible for you specifically. You need proof that your mental health symptoms can be alleviated, and that you can make that happen. The more affirming you are, the more compassionate and trusting your relationship with yourself will be.
Once you have the essential information, and know you can self-heal, you’re ready to incorporate some targeted tools into your daily life.
These tools will regulate your nervous system and elevate your mood. When you’re battling any mental health symptoms (even just situational anxiety or depression), motivating yourself can be particularly hard. But these tools are simple and straightforward while having maximum impact.
Once you’ve found your inner ally and are feeling more informed, confident and empowered, you can begin to take care of yourself in a way that will truly improve your life. To learn how to do that, click here.