Occupations are defined as "everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life" (WFOT, 2021). Self-care is a component of daily living and may include any activities you do to care for your mental, physical or emotional health. It typically includes lifestyle, nutrition, hygiene, socio-economic and environmental factors. Examples of self-care occupations may consist of feeding, dressing, toileting and bathing. Occupational therapists work with clients to address difficulties with performing self-care occupations. Interventions to maintain or improve the ability to complete self-care occupations independently may focus on either the person, the occupation or the environment.
World Federation of Occupational. "About Occupational Therapy." WFOT, 5 Jan. 2021, https://www.wfot.org/about/about-occupational-therapy.\