Your self-care plan is a roadmap that you can carry in your back pocket. It's there to help you find balance by providing a clearly defined route back home if you find yourself off track. Here's your step-by-step guide on how to create one.
1. Create an activity list organized around different parts of your life
I've found that the easiest way to start is by breaking up this daunting task into the 7 self-care categories.
For each self-care category, write down activities or strategies that you can call on, that are authentic to you and contribute to your well-being.
Some examples include spending time with friends, being active, meditating, and finding the confidence to create healthy boundaries. Have fun, be creative, and most importantly, be real with yourself about what works for you and what doesn't. What your needs are will be different from another. Your self-care plan will be unique to you.
2. Note any barriers that may be in your way and how to shift them
As you write down each activity, ask yourself what barriers might get in the way of you being able to accomplish it. Then, try to strategize ways that you might be able to shift these barriers (this works even better when you do so with a friend, partner, or your life coach!). If you find that you can't shift the barriers, feel free to adjust the activities. Your self-care plan is meant to be a loving guide that adapts as circumstances and demands change.
3. Share your plan with your closest friends
Don't forget to rely on your community of care (friend, partner or life coach). Share a copy of your self-care plan with them and ask them to hold you accountable. Encourage them to create their own self-care plan and share it with you so you can do the same for them.
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