Self-care is essential to being the best version of yourself. It helps maintain your wellbeing, improves productivity – and ensures you stay resilient in the face of adversity.
But what is self-care? Self-care refers to the practice of everyday strategies for looking after yourself, physically and emotionally.
Importantly however, self-care means different things to different people, which is why you should develop a self-care routine that’s right for you. It’s even more important to develop that routine before you need it – so you’re ready to cope with life’s ups and downs when they inevitably occur.
Here are three tips to get you thinking.
We all know about the physical benefits of exercise. But we often forget how great it is for our brains too.
In fact, studies show that exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health.
While everyone has their own way of staying active, the key is to find something that is manageable and enjoyable for you. It could be:
Good sleep is the foundation for a positive state of mind.
If you’re not well-rested, you’re more likely to be unproductive and grumpy. So aim for eight or more hours of sleep a night to feel and live better – here’s how:
Feel calmer by focusing on the here and now.
Mindfulness reduces stress and improves your mood by helping you live in the moment. To incorporate short mindfulness exercises into your daily routine, simply download one of the many handy mindfulness apps today.
Here are some options to get you started:
But sometimes we need a little extra support. So if you’d like a tailored self-care plan – or simply someone to talk to – our psychologists are here to help. Call us on 1300 995 636 to learn more.