Self care calendar: day 1
|What is self-care? |
Self-care refers to the activities and practices that we deliberately choose to engage in on a regular basis to maintain and enhance our health and wellbeing.
– Self-care helps to prevent stress and anxiety. By incorporating self-care activities into your regular routine, like going for a walk or socializing with friends, you give your body and mind time to rest, reset, and rejuvenate, so you can avoid or reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
– Self-care makes you more effective. When you take time for yourself and give your body the food, rest, and activity it needs, you will actually have more energy to meet the demands of daily life – however unusual they might be. Bringing more balance to your daily routine will help you be more productive and more resilient to stress.
Why is self-care so important now? Self-care is often the first thing that gets sacrificed when life is busy and stressful, and people often think that taking time for themselves seems indulgent.
But looking after your own wellbeing will help you get through this challenging time, and will help you to better care for others. Amidst the confusion and constant stream of information due to COVID-19, a self-care plan can help you focus, make decisions and stay healthy.
|To help us to think about the importance of self-care at this time, please see the poster below from Believe Perform : 9 positive behaviours that can help boost your mental health|