6 step self care plan to greater resilience

Yes that's right, I have to plan in my own self care to make sure it happens and ensure I'm maintaining my own resilience levels.

In this blog I will share my simple 6 step self care plan with you. It doesn't always come naturally to me to put my own needs first, so I have to make a deliberate and concerted effort to make sure my routine and self care priorities doesn't slip too much. It's so important that you consider doing something similar for yourself, if like me, you are also pron to putting others and other priorities higher than your own self care needs sometimes! Life happens, you are human, that's all OK but to be able to enjoy life to the full every day, getting those simple self care actions into your everyday routine as much as you can, is a must and not something optional you can skip without there being an impact on your mental and physical health. It will catch up with you.

Once you plan time in for self care and they are in your routine and flow with your every day activities, you will naturally begin to find new ways to be able to do even more of things that you love than you ever had time for before. You will become more productive when you are working not less and when things do get tough you will have some energy in reserve to be able to keep going.

Here is my 6 step self care plan to greater resilience.

1. Make selfcare part of your everyday routine or ritual.

By building it into your daily routine you automatically allow the time you need for it. Link it to other every day activities that you rarely ever skip, like brushing you teeth, washing your hands, breaks to go to the bathroom etc.

2. Block out specific time in your diary

Block out space in your diary for very important 'self care' bookings. Actually book it like an appointment in your diary, even if you don't know when they are going to happen specifically yet, so you allow the time and space to shuffle things around to do them, once you do know. If your diary is perminenty full with no reserved time in it that is just for you, others will take