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How can we look after ourselves?

Self-care is making choices to look after ourselves in different ways, to care for our mental and physical health.  We can have lots of feelings and these can be difficult or uncomfortable, or happy and energised, and it is important that we notice these and then choose ways to take care of ourselves.  Noticing and letting go of our feelings is part of self care.

  • Support from others helps us take care of ourselves
  • Noticing and naming our feelings helps us to make choices to help us
  • Energising activities can help us let go of difficult feelings

Try this next

Think of a feeling you have felt today and shake your hands as if you are shaking out the feeling, then stamp your feet and then shake your whole body. Notice if you feel any different.

For parents: The concept of self-care

For children to develop self-care they need adults who value their own self-care and can support children to take care and to begin to look after themselves. By noticing, validating and using language to name and describe feelings to children, they can begin to regulate and then to make choices to calm their bodies down or to energise themselves. Children need to hear it’s ok to put ourselves first, it’s ok to have a range of different feelings and to be able to ask for help. How to help your children with self-care. Read our blog.

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