It's OK to Start with You

It's OK to Start with You

by Julia Marie Hogan

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Overview

Self-care is often misunderstood in our society. Far too many of us dismiss it as selfish pampering, and the results can be devastating for our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Real self-care is anything but self-indulgent. It's an essential discipline, rooted in the reality of who we are as God's beloved children. In It's Ok to Start with You, therapist Julia Marie Hoga, LCPC, makes the case for making self-care a priority-beginning with reclaiming your worth. Based on her practice as a therapist, she offers deep insights into the reasons why we neglect to take care of ourselves and provides needed tools to change our habits of thinking and acting so we can be fully present in our lives and relationships. With step-by-step instructions for building a tailored self-care plan, reflection questions, and note-taking space, this book is your ultimate guide to becoming the most authentic version of yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681922058
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 06/22/2018
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 350,744
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Iroduction 11

Part I Know Your Worth

Chapter 1 Why Do I Feel This Way? 17

Chapter 2 Being Mean to Ourselves 23

Chapter 3 Stressed-Out 33

Chapter 4 What Is Self-Care? 39

Chapter 5 What Self-Care Isn't 45

Part II Creating Your Self-Care Plan

Chapter 6 Getting Started 55

Chapter 7 Taking Care of Your Body 65

Chapter 8 Prioritizing Mental Health 81

Chapter 9 Managing Emotions 95

Chapter 10 Nurturing Relationships 107

Chapter 11 Making Time for Prayer 117

Chapter 12 How to Build a Self-Care Plan 123

Conclusion 137

Appendices

Appendix 1 Sample Personalized Self-Care Action Plans 141

Appendix 2 Suggested Reading 147

Acknowledgments 149

Notes 151

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