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Hi Greatist readers

Happy Monday! The past few weeks might have felt like a whirlwind, especially due to the extended election news cycle. I hope those emotional and physical self-care tips were helpful for you.

This week we’ll be exploring a new dimension that’s special to all the learning opportunities we’ve encountered this year.

Intellectual self-care is all about committing to the practice of learning and unlearning. This year we have been faced with so many societal issues including COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and now the election. It’s been a year of opportunities for us to sit with our thoughts and recognize what areas of our lives we can gain knowledge from while also challenging the beliefs that we have.

I leave you with these questions to reflect on:

  1. What is one subject impacting society that I could benefit learning more about? Example: climate change, systemic racism, etc.
  2. What’s one thing that is impacting my mental health that I need to learn more about? Example: boundaries, managing anxiety, or healing from trauma.
  3. What tools and resources do I have available to me to help me gain knowledge on these topics? (Think about books, YouTube, TedTalks, podcasts, etc.)
  4. What resources do I need more of to help me with learning more of these topics and how will I pursue them?

I look forward to checking back in with you next week as we dive into one of my favorite self-care practices and community care!

With love,
Minaa B.