24 Aug SELF CARE TIPS
Mindfulness links all self care actions. Use it where you can. Practice daily.
Recognise what we are grateful for, strategies used to manage, and when to seek help.
Connect with your community, culture and spiritual values.
Even better, find a project to contribute to or support your community’s growth.
Feel good about giving something back. Even something small.
EXERCISE, SLEEP AND DIET
Exercise and sleep are proven to support good mental health, reduce stress and increase problem solving. Make this a priority. Food is your medicine.
With a good physical diet, physical health sets a foundation for wellbeing.
INTERESTS, HOBBIES AND PLAYFULNESS
Return to old interests, do something new or advance your skills through studies.
Rediscover playfulness through story telling, games or new forms of self expression.
Values are the things that we define ourselves by.
They may also be beliefs that guide our behaviour.
Reflect on the values you hold dear to you & how you can express them in healthily.
FAMILY /TRUSTED OTHERS
Connect wit people you care about. Prioritise time with people who love you.
Laugh together, cry together but most importantly, be genuine together. Connect.
ASK FOR HELP
People may ask for help when they have hit their limit, are in crisis or feel out of control.
Self care teaches us to acknowledge our limits but importantly, to ask for help.
Know what you can do and what you can’t.
Set firm boundaries with boundary violators.
Take time out,
Nurture good sleep and limit exposure to unhealthy environments.
Whether it’s your home, work or another space, nurture an environment that allows you to feel safe and take time out when you need.
Lighting, noise and physical elements should be considered.
Have these self care tips as a guide. You will do best when you add your own.