We know that we need to do things every day to take care of our physical health, like brushing our teeth or eating our greens. Sometimes it’s harder to take the same approach with our mental health.
Just as a car needs regular maintenance and fuel top-ups to keep running, we need to take time to relax, recharge and take care of our emotional wellbeing. This can help keep us feel healthier and put energy back in the tank.
Activities we do to look after our physical and emotional health are often known as self-care. Self-care isn’t a luxury or something fluffy and it doesn’t have to cost lots of money. Developing self-care habits can help you to maintain and nourish your sense of wellness. It could also help you be more productive and cope better with life’s ups and downs.