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Your Free Self-Care Toolkit

July 27, 2017

Are you doing a good job at self-care?  



There are several pathways to self-care, and none of them need be difficult or take a lot of planning: There is no one-size-fits-all choice. Different people have different answers. One person knits, another gets a regular massage. One person schedules romantic dates with his/her partner. Another person runs. I like to walk in the woods close to nature.


Our own self-care practices change over time as our needs, preferences, and life circumstances evolve and change. In my profession, self-care is not a luxury; it is a necessity. It is for you, too.


Below are some ideas from my own self-care tool kit.


I eat health food every day including lots of fruit and vegetables.  


I spend time with people I care about and who care for me.


I use relaxation strategies like meditation, mindfulness and  tai chi to keep balance in my life.


I get at least 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep, 5 nights each week..


I drink at least 5 glasses of water daily.


I ask for help when I need it.


I spend time in nature at least twice per week.


I have a hobby that I enjoy doing.


I take holidays or frequent breaks from work.  


I listen to music watch movies or read content that gives me positive feelings.


I practise deep breathing to anchor myself at least three times during the day.


I bring humour and laughter into my day.


I let go of things I cannot change.


I am kind and forgive myself when I make mistakes.


I keep in touch with my values and what really matters to me.


I go to a counsellor/psychotherapist when I have mental or emotional concerns.



Self-care works best when it is approached with a sense of curiosity, awareness, and open-mindedness. As we do this, we become better and better at keeping our lives and selves running smoothly; we become skilled mechanics in the workings of our own well-being.


Sharing your feelings and thoughts in a non-judgmental and compassionate setting I can help you make positive changes in your life by phoning Cabin Counselling on 087 6203371 to make an appointment. 




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