The Luminescent Dimension of Self-Care, one of LivingUpp’s 8 Dimensions of Self-Care, focuses on your unique essence and spirituality—how you illuminate your inner truth. This dimension of self-care helps you deepen your spiritual practices, identify and use your unique strengths and talents, understand your personality, and uncover your personal brand. Investing in this dimension helps you establish healthier habits that support your sense of self.
In this article, you’ll learn how to develop and maintain a luminescent self-care practice that helps you uncover your personal brand and live up to your highest potential.
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What is Luminescent Self-Care?
Luminescent self-care is any action you take to support yourself on a spiritual level. Over time, these actions can have a big impact on the quality of your life and health.
Self-care strategies that support this dimension of your life help you identify your values, beliefs, strengths, spirituality, and life’s work. Knowing these distinct elements of who you are allows you to show up more confidently on a consistent basis.
LivingUpp defines self-care as a preventive health strategy involving actions and behaviors that improve, restore, or maintain good health. By implementing a holistic self-care practice, you’ll spend less time and money on sick care and more time living your life.
Examples of Luminescent Self-Care
Here are some luminescent self-care examples to help you design a healthy lifestyle:
Whether you realize it or not, you have a personal brand. Much like a business brand, your personal brand is a representation of who you are and what you stand for. Your brand shows people what they can expect from each time they interact with you. Everything from the clothes you wear to the words you speak is a reflection of your brand.
Living your truth may bring some unexpected surprises, though. When you stand in your truth, living unapologetically true to who you are, some people may not like you. And that’s okay. In fact, it’s a good thing. Living in alignment with your truth means you’ll naturally attract people who are meant to be in your life and repel those who aren’t.
Luminescent self-care examples that support your personal brand:
- Hiring a life coach
- Identifying your core values
- Working with a wardrobe stylist
- Taking a personality assessment
- Creating a capsule wardrobe
- Creating a vision board
- Defining your personal brand
- Taking a self-study course on personal branding
You possess unique strengths and skills that can be used to add value to the lives of others. But unless you know what they are, you can’t achieve your highest potential. The more you understand your unique strengths, you can find creative ways to use them in your daily life.
Luminescent self-care examples that support strength building:
- Taking a strengths assessment
- Journaling about what makes you feel alive
- Asking people close to what they feel are your greatest strengths
The Luminescent Dimension of Self-Care also addresses your spiritual nature and the philosophies you hold about life. Your beliefs and perspectives about your place in the world can greatly influence your actions and behaviors—and your health.
Spirituality looks and feels different for everyone. For some, it involves being part of an organized religious community. For others, it’s something very private and personal.
Luminescent self-care examples that support spirituality:
- Spending time in prayer
- Taking a yoga class
- Create a sacred space
- Reading scriptures
- Attending religious services
- Learning about world religions
Using the 8 Dimensions of Self-Care Framework
The 8 Dimensions of Self-Care framework simplifies the healthy lifestyle design process. Using the 8-dimensional self-care pinwheel, you can easily develop a holistic self-care practice that supports the key areas of your life.
Here’s a quick overview of the 8 Dimensions of Self-Care:
- The Systemic Dimension of Self-Care: How you eat, move and rest
- The Emotive Dimension of Self-Care: How you express yourself
- The Luminescent Dimension of Self-Care: How you illuminate your inner truth
- The Financial Dimension of Self-Care: How you allocate your resources
- The Cognitive Dimension of Self-Care: How you think
- The Aptitudinal Dimension of Self-Care: How you contribute to the world
- The Relational Dimension of Self-Care: How you connect with others
- The Environmental Dimension of Self-Care: How you harmonize with nature
If you’re looking for some structure to help bring self-care into your daily life, the Lifestyle Design Planner incorporates the 8 Dimensions of Self-Care framework and the Rate Your 8 self-care assessment tool into its daily planning pages. This makes it easier to prioritize and plan your self-care rituals.
How to Support Your Luminescent Dimension of Self-Care
The Luminescent Dimension of Self-Care plays an integral role in establishing and deepening your spirituality. To design a luminescent self-care practice, choose specific self-care strategies that strengthen your physical well-being.
You may need to experiment with different forms of self-care to determine what is and what isn’t effective for you. Over time, you’ll be able to curate a meaningful collection of self-care activities that align with your core values and beliefs. This will enable you to do the important work you’re meant to do in this world.
What are your favorite luminescent self-care activities? Share in the comments below.
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Originally published 3/20/2020