Nurture Yourself in Four Steps

Taking Care of Yourself is Important

Did you know that when your basic needs aren’t met, you lose your ability to think rationally and logically? You see, if we neglect ourselves, we’re not able to participate in our lives fully. When we let ourselves get run-down, we no longer have the ability to think clearly and it isn’t possible to make good decisions.​

Using the acronym HALT is an excellent way to check in with ourselves. It reminds us to stop and redirect our focus, to pay attention to and meet our own needs to take care of our wellbeing.

The acronym HALT stands for hungry, angry, lonely, and tired.

Applying the acronym HALT or The HALT Method to our lives is also a way to set a healthy boundary. It’s a reminder that we need to take care of ourselves, beginning with our basic needs. When we go without food or sleep, or we isolate, or don’t attend to our stressors, it depletes our ability to cope.

Using HALT is a very simple way to alert us to pay attention to our wellbeing. Using HALT means we stop what we’re doing and come back to it only after we’ve taken care of our unmet need(s).

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Nurture Yourself in Four Steps
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When our basic needs aren’t met, we lose our ability to think rationally and logically. The acronym HALT stands for hungry, angry, lonely and tired. When we stop and think of HALT, it can remind us to check-in and see how we feel before we react in any situation. Applying the acronym HALT or The HALT Method to our lives is a way of setting a healthy boundary. It’s a reminder that we need to take care of our basic needs. When we go without food or sleep, or we isolate or don’t attend to stressors, it tries our emotional limits. Using HALT is a very simple way to alert us to pay attention to our own self-care. When we feel HALTed it means we need to give ourselves attention.
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