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  • Why Checking In With Yourself Is Important

    As young and emerging adults, we often get caught up in our fast moving society. We’re busy with work, school, relationships, creative expressions, and everything in between. However, it’s important to take a step back and check in with ourselves once in a while. Here’s why:

    Mind: How We Think

    Our thoughts can have a big impact on our overall well-being. If we’re constantly thinking negative thoughts, we’re likely to feel down and unmotivated. On the other hand, if we focus on positive thoughts, we’re more likely to feel happy and energized. Explore how to identify your predominant thoughts and whether they’re helpful or harmful.

    Body: Physical Sensations

    Our bodies are amazing machines that need to be taken care of. If we neglect our physical health, it can lead to pain, discomfort, and even illness. Address physical sensations such as pain, stretching, and movement, and learn ways to tend to your bodies to keep healthy and happy.

    Spirit: Recharging and Rejuvenating

    Our spiritual health is just as important as our physical and mental health. For some, this may mean engaging in religious or spiritual practices, while for others, it may mean hiking, walking, cooking, or spending time with loved ones. Explore different ways to recharge and rejuvenate your spirit.

    Environment: Treating Ourselves and Our Surroundings

    Our environment can have a big impact on our overall well-being. If we’re constantly surrounded by negativity confusion or trauma, it can be hard to stay positive. How we treat or respond to ourselves is important to our overall wellness and includes surrounding ourselves with healthy people, to acknowledge and process our feelings, choose helpful foods, keep our environment tidy and pleasant, and create safe spaces. Work environments, friend groups, and family can be spaces of mutual joy and belonging. When assessing your environments, consider what spaces are supportive, free of abuse, and enjoyable. If spaces are harmful, reflect 


    Remember, checking in with yourself is an important part of self-care. Take some time today to evaluate your thoughts, physical sensations, spiritual health, and environment. Identify areas that need improvement and take steps to make positive changes.

    Prioritize your well-being and seek support when needed. 

    Working individually with a therapist can provide you intentional time and space to explore how you’re doing in different areas of your life, and how to shift into more valued actions. Click the link to Request an Appointment.