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Start with Self-Care

Start with Self-Care

Prioritising self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity. It simply means taking intentional steps to improve your mental and physical well-being. It involves activities that help you feel better. It is important to prioritise self-care in your daily routine.

Self-care goes beyond basic hygiene routines. By adding activities to your daily routine, you can boost and maintain your health and well-being.

Benefits of Self-Care:

Practicing self-care offers a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety: Self-care activities can help you unwind and de-stress, promoting a sense of calmness.
  • Improved Physical Health: Regular exercise, healthy eating, and sufficient sleep, contribute significantly to physical health.
  • Enhanced Self-Esteem: Taking time for self-care demonstrates self-compassion and fosters a positive self-image.
  • Increased Resilience: By prioritising your well-being, you become better equipped to handle life's challenges.

 

Self-Care Practices:

Self-care is about creating a toolbox filled with things that make you feel like the best version of yourself. Here's the good part: there are loads of self-care options waiting for you to try so let us help you find some:

  • Fuel for your Body: Think of your body as your vehicle. Fuel it with healthy foods, give it a move with some exercise (even a walk counts), and don't forget the power of sleep. A well-rested, nourished body is a happy body.
  • Your Mind: Feeling stressed? Meditation or deep breathing can help massively. Engaging in hobbies you love helps to de-stress and reduce anxiety. Spending time in nature is also a natural mood booster, so take a walk in the park or soak up the sunshine.
  • Express Yourself: Explore painting, writing, music, or even dance – anything that lets you express yourself creatively.
  • Connect: Humans are social creatures, and connections can be a powerful source of happiness. Make time for friends and family, join a club, or volunteer for a cause you care about. Find your people and just watch.
  • Digital Detox: Take scheduled breaks from your phone to disconnect from social media and give yourself a digital detox. It helps you focus on the present, reconnect with yourself, and recharge your mental batteries.

Your well-being matters! At General & Medical, prioritising your health is simple with our Health & Wellbeing support, powered by Health Assured. With the free Wisdom Health App you or your family members can access:

  • Mood tracking: Monitor your mood patterns and identify areas for improvement.
  • Informative resources: Discover articles, podcasts, and other resources offering tips on healthy habits to enhance your quality of life.
  • 24/7 counsellor support: If your feeling overwhelmed you can get confidential guidance from a counsellor whenever you need it.

And much more! Get in contact to find out more.

Self-care is a journey, not a destination. Experiment, find what works for you, and create a self-care plan that makes you feel better.

Remember, consistency is key. Make self-care a regular part of your routine will help improve your physical and mental health. As a result, you will feel happier and healthier.

Health and Wellbeing Support

When you take out a private health insurance policy with us we’ll give you access to 24/7 Health and Wellbeing Support. Services include telephone counselling, self-help programmes including CBT modules and everyday life support covering a wide range of issues. Click the link to get your free quote today.

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