Have you ever found it hard to manage self-care when juggling classes, exams, family, friends, and work? Do you ever experience issues taking care of yourself because self-care was not promoted or discussed in your culture or community? Do you feel misunderstood or guilty when you attempt to set boundaries related to self-care?
Whether you are a racialized or non-racialized person, this workshop will allow you to better understand how and why we coined the term self-care. You will also be able to consider different practices, tools, strategies, and even current acts you engage in, that promote self-care. This workshop is especially useful if you grew up in an environment in which pleasing others was valued over considering your own needs and preserving your energy (goal setting, setting realistic expectations for finals/stressful periods).
Understanding the benefits of implementing a daily self-care practice
Understanding the radical history of self-care and why it is crucial for racialized communities
Gaining knowledge about cultural and racial expectations of self-care
Discussing or sharing self-care practices and setting realistic expectations for the final exams period