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Self-care isn't selfish, it's essential. No-one's perfect. But so often we compare our insides to other people's outsides. This month we're encouraging everyone to be kinder to themselves (as well as others), especially when things go wrong. Self-care increases our resilience and helps us get more out of life. It also helps us accept others as they are too. For more information please click here to visit the website or download the Self Care September Calendar.
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Brains have minds of their own.
Making you feel worried all the time
Making it hard to enjoy the things you normally do
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I want to shift some things, but things are usually okay
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Getting on with things - Which of these will I do today?
The “talking about what really matters” video suggests a few areas of life that “are most important” but yours may be different, you might want to be more specific with an instrument or a sport or reading:
- physical health
- work education
Which of these will I do today?
Try selecting two of these and begin today:
- Message friends to say hi and check in on how they’re going
- Call friends to say hi and check in on how they’re going
- Begin, make an entry in, and plan for consistent use of a ‘gratitude journal’
- Pray and plan for regular prayer
- Spend reflective time outside (taking in my surrounds and being in the moment)
- Complete 30-90 minutes of exercise
Some helpful things to work on and follow:
- dailymoodchart.pdf (download) – then plan to do it once or twice each day
- you can start a gratitude journal (a blank diary)or make a profile in thanktank – plan to do it each day
- plan for and track your physical activity and set goals – count steps on your phone or watch, record minutes or activities, whatever will work
- Write a thank you email or letter – first make a list of who you can thank and why then slowly work through your list
Look through the topics that people are chatting about.
Helping you work out how things are…
Black Dog Institute - Working Toward Wellbeing
Some solutions for you
- increasing physical activity
- gratitude journaling
- using smart phones for good
- structured problem solving
- mood monitoring
- anxiety – quick help breathing tip – option 1 – square breathing
- anti-anxiety breathing technique – option 2 - Vagus Nerve – breathing for relaxation
- worry time – effective ways to deal with worries
- managing strong emotions
- want to try mindfulness?
How can I look after myself today?
how can I look after myself today? Self-care essentials (chill, flex, create and connect)
So what am I feeling? – respect your vibe
become aware of “where you’re at” by becoming mindful – the power of presence