Finding Healing Through Self-Care
Updated: Apr 11
It’s no secret that all of us at some point have been worn out, exhausted, and drained. But what is surprising is how some people after hitting this low point seem to bounce right back as if nothing ever happened. Somehow these people find healing faster.
So what’s the secret that these bounce back people know that the rest of us don’t?
It’s this: self-care. And here’s how to learn it too.
What is self-care
The oxford dictionary describes self-care as:
- “The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.”
But my favorite description is from Lalah Delia:
- “Self-care is how you take your power back.”
Delia’s words are especially powerful in the context of self-care for survivors of domestic abuse.
See, domestic abuse is really about holding power and control over another person. DA (domestic abuse) is not simply the use of physical force or coercion. It’s taking someone’s internal and external power away from them.
(*A lot of people get confused about the signs of domestic abuse, the definition of domestic abuse, and even about domestic abuse statistics. But to learn more about the real definition and meaning of domestic abuse, check out our article here: What is Domestic Abuse? )