A guide to self-care
What is self-care?
Self-care refers to activities that preserve and maintain one’s physical, emotional and mental health. It is an ongoing commitment to look after yourself through helpful behaviours that protect your health during periods of stress.
Paying attention to what is happening to your body, both physically and emotionally, helps you to identify when something is affecting you. It is important to take time out when you need it to reduce feelings of stress and protect your mental health.
There is no formula for self-care. Each self-care plan will be unique and change over time. Ultimately, self-care is identifying activities that support your wellbeing.