Learn how to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing with a practical and achievable self-care guide
Are you looking after yourself? For so for many of us, with so much to do and think about, self care - taking care of our mental, emotional and physical health and wellbeing - often falls by the wayside.
The Self-Care Handbook equips you to make positive, helpful choices for incorporating self-care into your life. It explains how to take responsibility for your own wellbeing and provides ideas and practical advice on how you can better look after yourself.
Bestselling author Gill Hasson shows you how to develop the mindset, routines and habits that can protect, maintain and improve your health and wellbeing. The Handbook presents straightforward approaches that can help you feel good about yourself, manage stress and anxiety, achieve a work-life balance, increase your physical health and much more. This book will help you:
• Encourage a positive, healthy relationship with yourself and strengthen your wellbeing
• Understand and implement the factors that can protect, maintain and improve your mental and physical health and wellbeing
• Manage overwhelm and simplify a busy life
• Know how best to relax, switch off and enjoy yourself
• Look after yourself when you’re going through difficulties, setbacks or a crisis
The Self-Care Handbook is an important resource for anyone wishing to integrate healthy behaviours and activities and look after their physical and mental wellbeing.
Table of Contents:
1 What and Why Self-Care? 1
Part I Care for Your Mind 13
2 Accept Yourself 15
3 Feel Good About Yourself 37
4 Stop Doing so Much 49
5 Let Go of Friendships That Aren’t Right for You 71
6 Manage Overwhelm at Work 83
7 Unplug; Switch Off! 101
8 Financial Self-Care 113
Part II Care for Your Body 121
9 Get Moving! 123
10 Go to Bed. Get to Sleep 143
11 Feel Good. Look Good 155
12 Eat Well 163
13 Be Drink Aware and Stop Smoking 183
Part III Care for the Good Times and the Bad Times 193
14 Be with Good People and Do Nice Things 195
15 Self-Care When Life is Really Difficult 207
Websites and Books 231
About the Author 239
About the Author:
Gill Hasson is a careers coach, has over 20 years' experience in the areas of personal & career development, and is a freelance tutor / teacher in mental health issues for mental health organisations. She also teaches and delivers training for adult education organizations, voluntary and business organizations and the public sector.