SELF-CARE

Self-care has been defined as the process of taking care of oneself with behaviours that promote health and active management of illness when it occurs. All individuals engage in self-care daily with food choices, exercise, sleep, and dental care.  Self-care is not just looking after your physical health, it is also the act of consciously looking after your mental health. 

Books

Self-Compassion - The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Kristin Neff, PhD, 2011

The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living, Russ Harris, 2008

The Little Book of Self-Care: 200 Ways to Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate, Adams Media, 2017

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts & Emotions,

Christopher Germer, 2009

Websites

Action For Happiness

Five Ways to Wellbeing Mental Health Ireland

Apps

Insight Timer, Guided Meditations, Music & Talks

Shine, Self-Care Meditation & Affirmations

Videos

How to Practice Emotional First Aid, Guy Winch

The Benefits of Self-Care

  • Contributes to a Healthy Relationship with yourself

  • Helps to Boost Confidence & Self-Esteem

  • Increases Productivity & Motivation which reduces the feeling of being overwhelmed

  • Strengthens our Engagement Levels

  • Helps us Feel a Connection to the World around us​

  • Helps to fight fatigue and illness

  • Reference: https://thehappyjournals.com/benefits-of-self-care/

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