Self Care for Therapists – New and Seasoned
It’s been a dream of mine to help coach newly graduated therapists and newly licensed therapists within the area of self care.
The self care that I offer (through coaching) and (throughout this website) is about mindset. Decluttering our negative limiting beliefs to create the mindset shift needed to help you grow. To help you get unstuck. To believe in yourself and shine the light within you bright.
There is so much depth to self care and I truly believe it starts with exercising not only our physical body (which is so very important) but also our our mind. Nourishing what we put into not only our body but also nourishing what we put into our mind each and every day.
This starts with information that we are consuming. Does it help elevate you? Lift you up and help you grow? If not, I wonder if it could be helpful for you to consider what tweaks might be needed to help in this area. It’s such a personal and individual decision – what to consume both for our bodies and mind. I’d like to offer the opportunity for you to start becoming aware of what you’re consuming and it’s impact. And if any tweaks are needed, then you can adjust as you see fit.
For me, one routine I’ve adopted is listening to podcasts. Some are education oriented. And some are motivational. Some are business related. Some are geared toward dealing with life’s stressors.
I’ve found that podcasts are a great way for me to consume some good nutrition for my mind. For my brain.
What are some things you do?
Self Care | Mental Floss
Have you ever heard of this term, mental floss? It’s basically daily nutrition for your brain and mind. I’ve found that it’s important to try and get some “mental floss” in at least one time a day. Just like flossing your teeth!
Try it…see what you think. Let me know how it’s working for you.
Decluttering Negative Influences
There are times in our lives where it becomes necessary to enter into a new season. A new season in your life. For some, this can mean purging what’s holding them back and letting go of what no longer serves them. Sometimes this can mean re-evaluating negative influences in your life. Whether these are friends, colleagues, family members, etc. sometimes there are seasons in our lives where we begin to assess what’s needed in our lives at this moment.
As you enter this new stage in your professional life, part of self care from my vantage point is beginning to look at decluttering negative influences that are keeping you stuck. That are not offering you the opportunity to grow into the person you are becoming. I sincerely believe one key to this letting go is to acknowledge through gratitude all that you have experienced in these relationships and that you are letting go with love. Both for yourself and for the other.
Whether it’s through friends, church, a therapist, etc. finding a community or a person that you can talk with about struggles and successes. A community or person that can help you walk the path you envision for yourself.
If you’re interested in a coach to help you with this, please reach out. I love helping new therapists establish self care routines early in their career that they can continue building on for many years to come.