Small Mental Shifts Make Self-Care Possible for Social Workers

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Thank you very much for this article. I am an MSW student and often think about self-care as something I can only do when the rest of my school work is done. I also perceived it as an action or an event that had to take place. I have told clients before to use thoughts as self-care, but never practiced that myself.
After reading this article, I think of self-care as a constant process that takes place before, during and after my work. This could include your concept of reframing. One of my negative thoughts is that I won't have enough time to finish my tasks. This thought often distracts me and stops me from actually doing the work. One way I could reframe that thought is to think that I can make time to do all my work, I can cut back on social media time for example, and invest it in school work. In reality, I do have the time to do my work, and it has to be managed better. Using this strategy not only will help me feel better emotionally and have a plan, but it will also save me time in order to finish my tasks on time.

Isabella Karabed 354 days ago

Self Care Article in the Social Work MagazineI

The article on self care as a social worker was enpowering and has motivated me to utilize self care, not only while servicing clients, but to utilize this technique on a daily basis. Wonderful information, I have obtained, while reviewing the Social Work magazine. I am a social worker with my Master's Degree in Social Work. I am excited, I found this magazine, while browsing on facebook.

Gloria E. Castro 361 days ago

Thank you

I am glad you found us through our Facebook page! We have several articles on self-care and published a self-care book this year called The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. 360 days ago

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