Pathways to selfcare-part6

Last week’s focus was on self-care practices for the Mind. Intellect is the ability to use one’s mind creatively. It is the way we draw the power of our minds for a purposeful living. Many times, the demands of daily life and hectic schedules put us on the treadmill of mundane living. Lost between the mundane chores is the purpose of one’s living. Intellectual self-care practices are ways one can bring back meaning and purpose to life. So what are the things one can actively do to care for one’s intellect?

Setting goals

One can realize a purposeful life by setting goals for self..either personal or professional goals. One area where community members of Her Second Innings set goal is career comeback. way success SMART A smart if it is

S – Specific, the well defined. 

M – Measurable, where at any point one can measure their progress

A- Attainable, if the goal is realistically achievable

R – Relevant, when aligns with your wants

T – Time-Bound, the time to achieve the goal is stated

Instead of a goal that is to get back work, SMART would be clear mock interviews in the next days as part your effort work. Setting goals first step realize goals.

Pursuit learning

Challenging yourself through new learnings an intellectual self-care practice. Self-growth happens active, focused, and reflective learning. The pandemic has drastically opened access learnings. lists free courses from top universities with subjects ranging architecture artificial intelligence. Quoting author Brian Herbert, “The capacity to learn is gift; ability skill; The. willingness choice.” Learning includes varied other forms such learning about self, learn by doing, reading, observing, hearing, also teaching. Put on hats choose life long learner. 

Intellectual fun

Intellectual self-care doesn’t have to be all work and no play. It can be in the form of a game with children such as with Jenga Blocks or a game of I Spy. Puzzles such as Scrabble, Sudoku, crosswords, floor puzzles, and brain teasers improve your focus and boosts brain activity while being fun at the same time. Reading for pleasure is a great way to unwind yet can be a self-care activity to improve your comprehension and communication skills.

Personal change and growth is a self-motivated continuous process. Discover favorite Intellectual self-care practice that stimulates your mind is also fun engaging. Making habit of practicing them sure way towards personal success!!

About the Author

Jennifer Moses is a Career Guidance Coach at HerSecond Innings and a Counseling Psychologist based out of Bangalore. HSI community members can reach her by making at appointment at Coaching.

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