• The Fit Girl MVMT

Types of self-care

Updated: Jul 21, 2021

Self-care is about practising health management in different areas of our life, in other words is the conscious act to take care of our own physical,emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social and mental health with the purpose to enhance our well-being.


Physical self-care


This type of self-care refers to any activities you deliberately engage in to enhance your physical well-being. These should be activities that make you feel calm, balanced, and happy.


A few examples include:

  • Being active (going for a walk, running, fitness classes)

  • Taking a relaxing bubble bath

  • Dancing to your favourite song

  • Eating healthy

  • Taking a nap


Emotional self-care


This type of self-care refers to any activities that help you connect, process, and reflect

on what are you feeling. It's about becoming more in tune with your emotions.


A few examples include:

  • Talk with a friend

  • Going to therapy

  • Journaling

  • Coloring

  • Being creative

  • Connect with your artistic side


Spiritual self-care


Spiritual self-care encompasses any activities you engage in to connect with and nurture your soul.

This practice is fundamentally about connecting with your inner spirit, finding inner peace and seeking to find purpose and meaning of life.


A few examples include:

  • Meditation and mindfulness

  • Yoga

  • Spending time in nature

  • Volunteer, helping others

  • Creating vision a vision board


Intellectual self-care


This type of self-care refers to activities and actions that balanced and fulfilled your career and nourish and challenge your mind.


A few examples include:

  • Reading a book

  • Learn a new skill

  • Taking courses, attending conferences

  • Finding a mentor

  • Going to a museum

  • Solving a puzzle


Social self-care


Social self-care is about activities that nurtures and deepens our relationship with others.

Your relationships should uplift and fulfill you, not deflate and drain you; surround yourself with positive and empowering people.


A few examples include:

  • Catch-up with your friends regularly

  • Spend time with your pet

  • Go for a night date with your partner

  • Call your parents regularly


Mental Health


Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioural, and emotional well-being.

It is all about how you think, feel, and behave.

Includes an individual's ability to enjoy life and to create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.


Self-care is about practising health management in different areas of our life, in other words is the conscious act to take care of our own physical,emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social and mental health with the purpose to enhance our well-being..

  • Eating a balanced, nutritious diet

  • Deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness

  • Dedicate time for self-reflection

  • Spend time outside

  • Do a random act of kindness