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World Mental Health Day & Self Care

On World Mental Health Day, let’s talk about ways you can keep your wellbeing in check. One of the most effective ways is by practicing good self-care. What exactly is self-care? Here are 7 ways to improve (or start) your self-care skills. 1. Self-care is about looking out for Number One.

The idea behind self-care is that if you don’t take care of your needs first, you can’t effectively help others. (See my “Me Before Mommy” article about the necessity of putting your self-care first when you have kids.) Think of when you are on an airplane. The flight attendants tell you that in the event of an emergency, put your oxygen mask on before helping others. The same concept applies to mental health.

2. Proactive self-care is better than reactive self-care.

Read the entire post on Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201810/7-tips-good-self-care

By |2018-10-10T20:16:44+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on World Mental Health Day & Self Care

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.