Last week you took the self-care assessment, and now it’s time to make a self-care plan! Why does a self-care plan matter? Customizing a self-care plan is a preventative measure to combat stress and increase resilience. We don’t know when the next wave of tough times will come, so if we are regularly engaging in self-care we are more likely to handle those tough times with less distress. Having a plan also takes the guesswork out of what to do in moments of stress- instead of wondering how you will cope or what you need, all you have to do is look at your plan and pick what you need in that moment. Having a plan helps you stay the course, build routines, and stay accountable. It’s easy for life to get in the way, and for self-care habits to fall by the wayside. Having a set plan makes it easier to stay on track!
Use the information you gathered from your self-care assessment last week to fill in your self-care plan.
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September is Self-Care Awareness Month! In order to engage in self-care or understand the impact it has on our mental, emotional, physical well-being, we need to have an awareness of what kinds of self-care we are engaging in, how often, and the ways it brings well-being and value to our lives. Please fill out this self-care assessment, and stay tuned for self-care tips the rest of the month!