By Dr. Judith Joseph M.D., M.B.A. - Board Certified Psychiatrist
When we think about what Self care we think about it as a luxury because we think that it only involves stress relief activities like spas, gyms, retreats, meditation and therapy. However, basic self care means that you are meeting your basic needs as a human being. You need to take care of your basic needs first if you want your luxury stress relief activities to be effective.
For those New to Self-Care where should they start?
Self-care is essentially a term that describes conscious steps that a person takes in order to promote their own physical, mental, social and emotional health so when I think about Self Care I like to use the term that I coined The 5 V’s to thriving.
The First V is Vision (what are your large or small goals and as humans we need goals to keep us moving forward or we will be stuck in the past)
Second V is Values-what gives us meaning in life we all need to have a sens...