It’s been an exciting year so far for Unified Caring Association (UCA) members. Now that Spring is here, we are in full swing with major new benefits! If you are checking your inbox, you may have gotten the news that UCA has partnered with the adventurous organization of “Dear God, Are We There Yet” to bring global virtual volunteer opportunities to our members. Additionally, we rolled out the exciting new benefit of Pet Wellness and Insurance Plans through Wagmo! You can read more about that in the article 3 Reasons Why Pet Wellness Plans are Important.
Yes, that’s right, UCA is here to support you in caring for others, including your furry friends! But we don’t stop there.
We know how hard it can be to put forth your best effort to support the people, causes, and pets that make up your community of caring. That’s why we specialize in helping you care for yourself too. Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t give from an empty cup”? Well, there is merit to that statement, and we’ve got you covered.
You may be wondering if you are “good” at self-care. And, that is a great place to start. Why not take your self-care assessment to kick off your journey of filling your cup? The best part of the assessment is making 3 self-care goals and assigning an accountability partner!
One of UCA’s members shared,
“When I took the assessment, one of my goals surprised me. Sure, eat well/get more exercise and meditate for 10 -15 minutes every day being on my list were pretty predictable. But, it was my first goal which surprised me, and even more surprising that it was my first goal. I wrote “Buy myself new clothes.” I was honestly surprised at my honesty. It seemed so selfish and unapologetic. Then I thought about it more and read the secondary part to the goal (how I plan on fulfilling it). I recognized the sincerity coming from my inner voice. I said I would put aside money every week to save to be able to buy new clothes. I must really want this for myself! And it was true. Usually when I bought new clothes it was for my kids — probably a common thing for parents.
What I gained about this is self-care is about at least recognizing my personal wants and needs, and making a plan of how to fulfill them. By doing that, it keeps me out of a place of feeling lack. It helps me to plan for attainment and an abundant life.”
For UCA members that have already taken the self-assessment, we want to hear what you learned. Contact us here (write in the subject line “self-care assessment”) to share how taking this assessment may have surprised you and changed how you look at your self-care. Can’t wait to hear about it!
If you are not yet a member of Unified Caring Association, join us! There are so many benefits for memberships that start as low as $15 per month.
We invite you to discover inspiring and effective ways to care for yourself and to serve others. Now more than ever, caring is what we all need most. Caring for our self. Caring for others around us. Life now demands caring, resilience and compassion like never before. So, become a Custodian of the Caring Movement and help create the world we need right now, the world we want for our future generations.
UCA resources available to help include the Turbulent Times Resources Center, Virtual Volunteering, radio show, publications and online store offering members huge discounts and always free shipping.