What does self-care mean?

16. January 2024
Posted in Resilience
16. January 2024 Elvira Radaca

Welcome to January, the month of new beginnings and fresh motivation! Many people start the year full of energy and set themselves ambitious New Year’s resolutions. In addition to the usual goals such as more sport, time for family/friends and less stress, the topic of “self-care” is increasingly coming into focus.

What does self-care actually mean? A team of researchers from the USA defines it as “the ability to care for oneself through awareness, self-control and self-responsibility in order to achieve optimal health and well-being” (Martínez et al., 2021). More and more health researchers are predicting that self-care will become the main source of healthcare.

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Source: Martínez, N., Connelly, C. D., Pérez, A., & Calero, P. (2021). Self-care: A concept analysis. International journal of nursing sciences, 8(4), 418-425.

You can read the research team’s article on self-care here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2021.08.007