What is self care?

July 13, 2021

Self Care Perth

Self-care refers to doing activities that help process emotions and reactions that we experience on a daily basis and improve your mental health. Self-care is about doing activities that reduce your stress and improve your mental health and emotional wellbeing. By practicing self-care in your life, you will be able to cope with stress in a healthy way. Self-care will help you build and maintain meaningful relationships in your marriage, with your partner, family, and friends.

Self-care can also apply to the workplace by actively looking after your own wellbeing and mental health and not putting it on hold until the weekend. Nurture your mental health needs through self-care counselling methods and you can be more supportive and present for others.


How Do You Practice Self-Care?

Self-Care Tips from our Perth Counsellors and Perth Psychologists


Meditation is about experiencing our essential nature of peace, happiness, and tranquility. By quieting the mind, through meditation we can help eliminate unhealthy thoughts, behaviours and stress. Meditating on a regular basis has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and help improve the immune system.

Spending time with family, friends and colleagues can help create a bond and build long-lasting connections. Your support network plays an important role in helping you achieve personal and professional goals, they play an important role in times of stress and serve as a comfort factor knowing that your family, friends and colleagues are there to support you.

Drawing boundaries at work by finding that fine balance between your professional life and personal life. Respond to work emails and calls during office hours. Go home on time and continue the rest of your work next time you’re in the office. Change your environment by having your lunch outside the office.

Exercising improves your overall mood by increasing the production of endorphins which will also help decrease feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. Combining this with a healthy and balanced diet can help provide important nutrients, vitamins and minerals to help keep your body and mind happy, strong and healthy.

Make a commitment to your wellbeing and start your self-care journey by doing self-care activities that give you positive energy and lower your stress level. Pick a self-care activity that works for you and make sure you do it on a regular basis. When you notice you’re getting stressed at home or at work, engage in self-care activities.

If you are not sure what self care activities you can do to reduce your stress our Perth Counsellors can help you.

Contact us today to find out how.

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