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The LivingUpp™ 8 Dimensions of Self-Care

self-care Jan 30, 2020

The LivingUpp™ 8 Dimensions of Self-Care framework provides the foundation for lifestyle design, and this holistic approach to self-care recognizes 8 key areas that need to be fully supported in order to reach your highest potential.

Here’s an overview of each of the 8 Dimensions of Self-Care:

The Systemic Dimension of Self-Care

The Systemic Dimension of Self-Care focuses on how you eat, move and rest. In this dimension, you'll explore your physical health—your habits around eating, exercising and sleeping. By enlisting self-care strategies that support this dimension of your life, you'll reduce your risks for developing costly chronic diseases and have the physical ability to do more of the things that make you feel alive.

The Emotive Dimension of Self-Care

The Emotive Dimension of Self-Care focuses on your how you express yourself. In this dimension, you'll explore your emotional state—your communication skills, triggers, and how you respond to what’s happening around you. By enlisting self-care strategies that support this dimension of your life, you'll better manage your emotions to experience more peace and calm.

The Luminescent Dimension of Self-Care

The Luminescent Dimension of Self-Care focuses on how you illuminate your inner truth. In this dimension, you’ll explore your personal brand—your unique strengths and gifts, spiritual nature, values, personality, and individual preferences. It's everything that makes you uniquely YOU. By enlisting self-care strategies that support this dimension of your life, you'll show up more confidently and unapologetically.

The Financial Dimension of Self-Care

The Financial Dimension of Self-Care focuses on how you allocate your resources. In this dimension, you’ll explore your fiscal fitness—how you earn, spend, give, save, and manage your finances. By enlisting self-care strategies that support this dimension of your life, you'll make better decisions to match the lifestyle you’re living right now, and prepare for the one you’re creating.

The Cognitive Dimension of Self-Care

The Cognitive Dimension of Self-Care focuses on how you think. In this dimension, you’ll explore your thoughts—your mindset and beliefs. By enlisting self-care strategies that support this dimension of your life, you'll focus your attention on what you want, rather than what you don’t want.

The Aptitudinal Dimension of Self-Care 

The Aptitudinal Dimension of Self-Care focuses on your contribution to the world. In this dimension, you’ll explore your life’s purpose—what you are uniquely suited to do in this world. By enlisting self-care strategies that support this dimension of your life, you'll be more aligned with your strengths so you can make a more meaningful contribution to the world. 

The Relational Dimension of Self-Care

The Relational Dimension of Self-Care focuses on how you connect with others. In this dimension, you’ll explore your personal relationships—friendships, partnerships, and family relationships. By enlisting self-care strategies that support this dimension of your life, you'll create healthier connections by establishing boundaries that are mutually beneficial and respectful.

The Environmental Dimension of Self-Care

The Environmental Dimension of Self-Care focuses on how you harmonize with nature. In this dimension, you’ll explore how you interact with the world around you—how you engage within your community, the environmental impacts of your decisions, and how to create sacred spaces that help you fulfill your purpose. By enlisting self-care strategies that support this dimension of your life, you'll feel more grounded and connected to the world around you.

When fully supported, the 8 Dimensions of Self-Care serve as your personal guide. They help you choose where to invest your energy and resources, so you can make your best contribution to the world.

Need to strengthen one or more areas of your life?

LivingUpp™ offers a number of programs to help you expand your self-care practice to create more ease and better health. 

Which of this would best support you?

Book a private coaching session. The Accelerator program is designed to help you create a multidimensional self-care plan in just one day. Note: The Accelerator Session includes a 3-month membership to the Lifestyle Design Studio and a copy of the Lifestyle Design Planner.

Join the Studio

Join the Lifestyle Design Studio, a membership community where you'll have the space to explore self-care at your own pace. Here, you'll find the motivation and encouragement you need to stay accountable and keep moving forward.

Get the Planner

The Lifestyle Design Planner* is simple, elegant life organizer that incorporates the 8-dimensional self-care framework, along with a simple assessment tool you can use every day to manage your energy. Learn to weave self-care into your daily life so you can GSD without overfunctioning.

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