Welcome to the first of a new feature on the blog, it is something I have been thinking about doing for a long time, but never got around to doing.
I think self care is important for everyone, young and old and everyone in between. It is also something that I admittedly do not practice regular, in fact the only self care I really do it reading endlessly.
What is Self Care?
So according to WHO defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”.
That is the broad definition of self-care, for me self-care is taking that time out to reset my mental health, ground myself and just generally do things that I want to do rather than what I have to do
Why Self Care Sunday?
Sunday is the end of the week, a day of rest if you are at all religious and the day to reset and relax before the new week starts. I know some see Sunday as the beginning of the week but I will always see a Monday as being the start of a new week purely because of the kids going to school.
Self Care Ideas
- Get outside into nature
- Have a bubble bath.
- Read a book.
- Try meditation
- Watch a funny movie
I am sure the list is endless, but these are off the top of my head that I hope to practice.
Over the coming weeks I am going to dedicate some time on a Sunday just for me, just an hour or two and see what effect it has on my mental health and general wellbeing. Check back in next week to see what I managed to do self-care wise today.