This is such a good reminder for all of us!… 

We know that self-care is really important. We tend to think of it as perhaps having a cup of tea, taking a bath, finding some quiet time, or listening to our favorite song.

… we might also think of it as something we do at the beginning or end of the day, or reserved for weekends or vacations. 

But you may have noticed how this is not enough, especially if you’re in a role of being of service in some way to others. 

Because here’s the thing ….

TRUE self care is actually the ongoing relationship you have with yourself throughout your day as you check in and attune to what is needed.

And to really do this, you have to get good at learning to …

… manage your stress responses 

… build your resiliency through your connection to self (and then others) 

… find ways to discover gratitude and growth in the challenges 

I made this short video on What Practicing Self-Care Really Means to give you an idea of what I’m talking about or watch this recent free webinar I did on Navigating Secondary Traumatization – both will give you lots of ideas of things you can do to take care of yourself inside and outside the playroom. 

So let’s take a moment to connect / reconnect with ourselves today. 

Find some time to reflect on this extraordinary profession that we’re part of and the sacrifices we’re making. And then start to create a lifestyle that supports this career we’ve chosen.

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

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