Awareness: This involves knowing yourself, your needs, and your limits. Knowing your coping mechanisms (both healthy and unhealthy) and your triggers will assist you in applying coping mechanisms and identifying other triggers.
Consultation and Connection: When you are in doubt, or struggling with a situation, consult with other supports that are available to you.
(Social Work in Canada, 2017. S. Hicks & J. Stokes.)
Deep condition your hair once a week.
Drink more water.
Learn to do your taxes.
Spend less time on mindless internet browsing.
Wash your dishes after eating.
Make your bed in the morning.
Do your laundry every morning.
Hang your clothes after wearing (or put them in the laundry box if needed).
Keep your home clean.
Give yourself at least 1 compliment a day.
Call your relatives once a week.
Research passive income ideas regularly.
Buy a mirror and practice speaking.
If you’re sick, constantly think about healing & getting better.
Encourage yourself to stop catastrophizing.
Take care of your body skin.
Choose uplifting music.
Declutter your bag once a week.
Self-care is the practice of prioritizing and taking care of yourself. There is no single method for self-care, but it should be a stress-free, and relaxing practice. Self-care is something that every single individual needs to take part in.
Balance and Boundaries: This involves finding a balance between work, play, rest, home activities, and enjoying set times each day during which you detach yourself from troubling or negative experiences and thoughts.
Self-care is important to maintain one's well-being. It is extremely important during times of high stress to avoid burning out.
Track your medication or vitamins.
Brush your teeth twice a day.
Have a daily 15-minute walk.
Have a gratitude diary.
Plan the calls you need to make.
Prepare clothes for the next day.
Have your teeth checked.
Research countries you want to visit.
Play games together with your loved ones.
Listen to self improvement podcasts.
Declutter your closet regularly.
Listen to nature sounds.
Let in some fresh air every morning.
Buy safe candles and relax in their light.
Clean your fridge once a week.
Talk to someone at least once a day.
Develop yourself with online courses.
Play with your pet often.
Plan your self care.
Wake up early.
Plan your day.
Relax or meditate daily.
Eat at least 1 healthy meal every day.
Spend some time alone daily.
Smile to yourself when you look in the mirror.
Strech a little several times a day.
Eat without looking at your phone or TV.
Drink only in moderation.
Have a skin care routine.
Grow plants everywhere.
Always try to turn around negative thoughts.
Get natural light daily.
Plan your next month.
Research new music once in a while.
Workout 30 minutes a day.
Visit your loved ones often.
Visit those who have passed too.
Plan your goals.