In this article, I will introduce you to what self-care is, what it isn’t and why it is important to make self-care a part of your life. I invite you to look beyond the conventional ways of describing self-care and explore more meaningful, sustainable practices. Self-care is the deliberate choice you make to maintain your own health and wellness. This includes regularly checking in with your mind and body, identifying any unmet needs and nurturing your physical, mental, emotional, relational and spiritual wellbeing on an ongoing basis.
If this is your first time in counselling, the time till you start your first session is a mix of excitement, intimidation and anxiety. Knowing what to expect will help to put your mind at ease and also to make the most of your therapy sessions. Here are 10 things to keep in mind before your first counselling session.
I am going to share one of my most basic self-care checklists with you today. Something that does not require you to put aside any time to follow. Keep this checklist handy and answer five simple questions any time you feel stressed/ upset/ irritable or low on energy and motivation.