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Steps to Self-Care

If you haven’t seen the flier yet, Michael posted information about a free workshop September 9 with Constance Arnold, who will help teach us some Self-Care techniques.

I also found a great visual for those of you who work in the mental health field – this definitely applies to our working peer support and outreach specialists and social workers. It’s a great visual to recognize the steps to take care of yourself when you feel burned out.
Steps to self-care

I always look for tips to staying healthy while working in this stressful environment and I thought this was a very “cute” layout to visually show us ways to practice self-care.

Do you have any tips to practice self-care?

7 Replies to “Steps to Self-Care”

  1. Sara says:

    I really like that visual! For me, to practice self-care it was important that I created a realistic routine I can do everyday to take care of myself. The biggest thing for me is sleep. If I don’t get the sleep I need, it is the beginning of a domino effect, that leads to my life being ridiculously unmanageable. Knowing what your triggers are is really helpful, so that you know where self-care is most important for you!

  2. Kevin A. says:

    I tend to forget how important these small steps are. This visual works right across the board… school, work or whatever absorbs your daily life.
    But working in an environment where you are not only looking out for your health but also the health of others can be especially stressful. Self care is so important because you need to maintain a strong, positive, frame of mind.

  3. Jamie0715 says:

    I think that all these steps are reasonable because you need all these things in order to be healthy and maintain our daily task at a good position.

  4. Terri6902 says:

    get comfortable with the word “No.” Thats important

  5. Michael says:

    This is a a great infographic. I think that anyone can use this, but especially in the service industry. Giving of yourselves to others is wonderful, but it needs to be given back to yourself, otherwise you run out of “gas” so to speak.

  6. stev0003 says:

    It’s ok to get a therapist too. Self care is like a masters degree to some. It’s ok to start wherever you need, and someone else can help you find out where is a good place.

  7. Luz.Feliz says:

    I honestly like the input that everyone has put into this post. The imagery provided from the poster emphasizes very key important points that we should take into consideration when talking about self-care, so it definitely helped me in creating a better understanding for myself. Also, I loved how we are all able to acknowledge that no matter what, there are some things that work more for other people that won’t necessary work well for others, and that that is totally okay. Take for example seeking help from a therapist, as stev0003 mentioned. That may work well for some but not for others, but the idea is understanding that there are a variety of options that people have to choose from although you might not choose it for yourself. Also, saying no is something that I have struggled with personally, but now seeing it as a part of self care I can see how much more vital it is to me and my well being.

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