There are many different elements, or facets to self-care. When I think of self-care, I immediately think of taking care of myself physically. I know for me personally, part of practicing self-care is eating right and getting some physical activity every day.
I appreciate Kristin Souers' model of what she calls the "Top Four Components of Self-Care" which include health, love, competence, and gratitude. Her components challenged me to think a little outside of the box when thinking about self-care. Let's break each one down: