Self Care Toolkit
Self care is one of the core foundations that you can work on where you can learn how best to support yourself. Self Care is about recognising what you can do to look after yourself and offering yourself permission to care for yourself. If you don't know where to start, that's okay - use the invitation below and spend 5 minutes each day reflecting on what works for you at the moment.
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional can make things better. Caring about your well-being and building your set of tools in order to seize the day can be part of the work we do together.
SWOT Analysis for Self Reflection
Strengths – what are things /activities/people and aspects of You that support and strengthen you?
Weaknesses – which aspects of your life/thought processes or influences have a negative effect on you?
Opportunities - what options do you have to change the negative influences? And/Or change the impact they have or you? What opportunities can you create to gain more strengths
Threats – What trends or familiar patterns do you recognize in your approach? How might you recognize patterns of self sabotage and what can you do about these?
Top Tips for Managing Stress
Simplify - stress can feel too much, narrow down the parameters of your focus and take things one at a time.
Take breaks to breathe– get outside, ground yourself and focus on breathing
Release your energy – use movement to shake off tension
Express your feelings –name them, write them down, acknowledge how you feel.
Support system – know who you have in your support network and reach out
Sleep Hygiene – build a regular sleep routine and prioritise sleep to your requirements