Committing to a self-care plan
Self-care has never been more important. But that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to stick with a self-care regimen.
Between job responsibilities, family obligations, and life’s ups and downs, we often don’t have enough time to build – much less maintain – a self-care regime.
But now might be the time to start getting a little more serious about committing to a self-care plan.
Why practice self-care?
A recent survey conducted by the Australian Psychological Society found lower levels of wellbeing and higher levels of stress, depression and anxiety symptoms in the population with the majority of Australians feeling that stress impacts their physical health (72 per cent) and mental health (64 per cent).
Add to this the Covid-19 pandemic which has changed the way we live and it can be harder to keep on top of how we’re feeling. Now more than ever, it’s important to make self-care a priority.
Tips for building a self-care plan
To prioritise self-care in your life, here are some tips on how to successfully build your own customised self-care plan.