There is clearly increasing interest in the idea of “self-care” and you might see why I think it broadly relates to Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion. When I was young and seeing patients in clinic their attitude often was, “Look Doc, I don’t need you to teach me about things; just make me well!” That attitude is certainly changing. Increasingly, folks have more interest in looking out for themselves (self care). Have a look at this thoughtful piece from Harvard Health. It could improve your entire Holiday Season!
As much fun as the holiday season can be, it’s also stressful for many people, and some find it difficult to feel joyful. Taking time amidst the rush to focus on your own feelings and needs can help relieve some of the stress and make the season more pleasant.