Most of us choose to become healing professionals because we have a strong desire to help others. Many of us have also had our own personal experiences with illness, and with the help of good healthcare providers, we were able to get our lives back on track. Sometimes, though, we get so involved in helping others with their healing process that we forget to take care of ourselves.

It’s extremely important to keep yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually healthy. The old adage that you should “put the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping others” is true for everyone, but especially for those who’ve chosen the path of a healer. If you become ill or experience burn out, you won’t be able to help anyone else, so practicing self-care will benefit both you and your clients.

Good self-care practices include eating a healthy diet, exercise, quiet time for introspection, cultivating mindfulness, and meditation. Creating a good support system is also a must for every healer. Your health and wellness is just as important as your clients. Read Facebook Status