Self Care Week 2020

Published: 24/12/2020

This week is #SelfCareWeek. A week that focuses on support for self care across communities.

This week is #SelfCareWeek. A week that focuses on support for self care across communities.

Tips:

Make sleep part of your self-care routine.

Sleep can have a huge effect on how you feel both emotionally and physically. Not getting enough can even cause major health issues. But stress and other distractions can wreak havoc on our sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

Take care of yourself by taking care of your gut.

Your gut health can have a significant impact on your health, well-being, and feelings of vitality.

 

Exercise daily as part of your self-care routine.

Daily exercise can help you both physically and mentally, boosting your mood and reducing stress and anxiety.

 

 

Say no to others, and say yes to your self-care.

Learning to say no is hard; many of us feel obligated to say yes when someone asks for our time or energy. However, if you’re already stressed or overworked, saying yes to loved ones or co-workers can lead to burnout, anxiety, and irritability.

 

Let a pet help you with your self-care.

Pets can bring a boost to our lives. From giving unconditional love to providing companionship, pets can be hugely beneficial for our self-care.

Dogs especially can help reduce stress and feelings of anxiety and can even lower blood pressure.

 

Take care of yourself by getting organised.

Getting organised is often the first step to becoming a healthier you, because it allows you to figure out exactly what you need to do to take better care of yourself. A small change, like keeping a planner or a calendar on the fridge, can help you write down all your appointments, while at the same time keeping your life a bit more organised. You can also create an area to keep keys, purses, backpacks and make sure they’re ready to go for the next day.

 

Schedule your self-care time, and guard that time with everything you have.

It can be hard for us all to find extra time. But it’s extremely important to plan regular self-care time. Moments alone can help you to ponder the best ways to move forward in your life and keep you grounded. And moments with friends can help you feel more connected and relaxed.