9 BASIC HUMAN NEEDS 🙏🏻❤️
As humans, we have basic needs that need to be met before anything else to ensure were happy and can lead a productive life. See below and write down on a scale of 1 to 10, note down how well your physical and emotional needs are being met in your life now:
❤️Healthy mind/body- We all work hard and sometimes neglect our bodies from rest and sleep. We need to look after ourselves, e.g.: More sleep, exercise, look at nutrition etc.
❤️Feeling safe- We all want to feel safe and secure and we can suffer mentally if we don’t. It can be financial, health, physical etc and this depends where its coming from and which needs aren’t being met!
❤️Attention/interaction- Need to give and receive. Too much isolation can affect us mentally an emotionally. We need regular contact with others, e.g.: seeing friends and family etc.
❤️Intimacy- we all want someone we can share ideas and dreams with (friends/partner/family etc) so make the effort each week to do this!! e.g.: Date night, meet up with friends, call or Skype family etc
❤️Control- We all feel we need some form of control in our lives but sometimes too much isn’t great. Mindset work can help this and just focusing on the things we can control stops us over stressing about the things we can’t.
❤️Belonging/contribution- Socialising and anything that takes focus of ourselves gives us reason for being. It improves our social skills and confidence and can help with immune system, mental health and happiness! e.g.: Volunteering or helping others.
❤️Challenge/creativity- This can be trying something new, learning a new skill or exploring! It can even be improving an existing skill! As mentioned in purpose below…we feel bored and worthless when were not achieving so we need to stretch ourselves!!! e.g.: Take a new class, learn a new skill, go somewhere new etc
❤️Status- As humans, it important for us to feel important!!! This may come in different ways to different people (being a good parent/ your job etc). Remember its not always about money and material things. Look deeper into whats important to you!... Read the rest in comments below ❤️❤️❤️