Secondary trauma and self-care
So now we know that secondary trauma is unavoidable, so it’s important to find the right balance and increase our own care. Oh, the self-care. What a buzzword, right. Yet, if we don’t know how to take care of ourselves, who will?
Despite the bad rep, self-care is actually super important. It starts with getting up, brushing our teeth, having a shower and extends to more complex activities, hobbies and growth which is restoring for us. Self-care can be passive, we do need to rest up, however, findings from positive psychology also support the idea of active care.
Wikipedia also says: “While the concept of self-care has received increased attention in recent years, it has ancient origins. Socrates has been credited with founding the self-care movement in ancient Greece, and care are of oneself and loved ones has been shown to exist since human beings appeared on earth. Self-care remains a primary form of healthcare worldwide.”
How do you practice self-care?