What is a Self Care Plan and Why It’s Important

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  1. David Mahen says:

    Thanks for your wonderful post on self-care. You’ve touched on all the aspects. This is timely information for me. The post is thorough and inviting. THe emotion of your genuine desire to help others shines through. Thanks.

    • Kat says:

      Hi David, thanks for your kind words and lovely feedback. I’m glad you’ve been able to get something out of the post. All the best ~kat

  2. jackie says:

    I’ve been looking at getting a foot spa recently–just to have. Your article has now convinced me. Thank you for your thoughtful words!

    • Kat says:

      Hi Jackie, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I’ve found having a foot spa is soothing and gives me a sense of self care. Very helpful to do something for yourself. Enjoy your self care ~kat

  3. Kelyee says:

    Oh boy don’t I need some self-care at the moment. Between work, drama at home, and running a business, I need me some “me time.”

    What a wonderful read. I need to learn how to meditate. Every time I tried I can’t concentrate my minds go a million miles a second. ?

    Maybe I’ll just walk or do some yoga.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Kelyee, thanks for sharing your experience and current need for self care. Well done for recognising it as something you need to do to help you manage the busy-ness of your life. It’s great that you’ve given meditation a go. It can take time to practice and get the hang of it. Think of it like learning a new language. It’s something that will take time for you to get your head around, but after ongoing practice, your brain will get used to it and you will learn how to slow the thoughts down. Here’s one of my previous posts for you to learn more of meditation. All the best for developing and finding your self care plan. I would love to hear back what you end up putting into action. ~kat

  4. April says:

    I love your post, and I can tell you’re a very caring person. Reading this, it reminds me I need to take some more “Me” time for sure. I love nature. So when I can, I like to hike in the woods. When I can’t, I like to make dream catchers or tend to my plants on the patio. I just need to remember to turn my phone off like you suggest. I think I’ll be coming back to your site and looking around some more. 🙂

    • Kat says:

      Hi April, thanks for you kind words and sharing of how you practice self care. It sounds like your self care strategies bring you a lot of contentment and improve your well being. I hope to see you back again soon 🙂 Namaste ~kat

  5. Derek Marshall says:

    Great article and a timely reminder of how and why I need to get back to my little bit of me time and meditation and focus on my breathing. Thanks.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Derek, thanks for taking the time to comment. Yes, breathing, meditation and me time are all essential for our well being and are valuable self care strategies. I’m glad you found this article a good gentle reminder for you. Namaste ~kat

  6. Kelly Hardy says:

    Hi Kat! Great article! It couldn’t have come at a better time for me. There’s been quite a few traumatic events for my family the past few years and I have been extremely stressed out. I tend to take care of everyone else, neglecting myself. I believe you’ve given me the motivation to start taking care of me as well, at least in baby steps. 😉

    Thank you for a very inspiring article.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Kelly, thanks heaps for sharing your experience. It sounds like it’s been a challenging time around your place and you’ve been giving endlessly. I’m glad you’ve had a chance to read through this post and decide for yourself that you’re important too. It can be hard to change old habits, so baby steps are a good starting place. I wish you much calmness and support for your self care. ~kat

  7. sandy ness says:

    Hi, thank you for this wonderful post. I often forget that self care doesn’t just mean washing my face. I used to be all about helping other and putting myself last. It led me to attract negative people into my life. I decided it was time for a change and I started to take care of myself and those negative people are now long gone. Recently, I went back to reading which used to be my favorite hobby. Hopefully, I’ll add some more. Thanks again!

    • Kat says:

      Hi Sandy ness, Lovely of you to share your experience of self care. It could also mean washing your face, but yes, something else could also be part of your self care strategy. Well done for noticing that you had negative people around you which led to shifting who you spend time with. That is also a valuable lesson to learn that you have practiced well. All the best with taking time out for you to do some regular reading. Take care and all the best ~kat

  8. I love the way you talk about the different examples of what people can do for self-care. Part of my self-care is eating, exercising, and connecting with friends :); These are some great outlets to relieve some stress. You also touched on how others may perceive self-care as being selfish; I can see that. People are taking better care of themselves now than what they have in the past. We eat more organically and take better care of our bodies. When the body feels good, the mind follows that same concept. Thanks for sharing this post 🙂

    • Kat says:

      Hi Viviana, thanks for sharing your thoughts. It’s great to see that you follow a beneficial self care plan to nurture your body and mind. It definitely requires conscious awareness to approach self care which you sound like you engage in well ~kat

  9. Joey says:

    You mentioned so many things that I like to do, but don’t do often enough like exercise, yoga, and getting outside as well as things that I want to learn more about, like meditation and mindfulness practices. In reality, though, my me time usually consists of watching tv. I get my mind off of stressful things in life. Lately, though, I haven’t even been doing much of that due to my job and my website. This is a reminder that I need to try harder to make self-care a priority. Thanks!

    • Kat says:

      Hi Joey, great to have you visit my site. Thanks for sharing your experience with self care. I get the sense that you have coping strategies to help manage stress but there could be some room for you to find a small amount of time just to stop and be present with yourself and do something that you enjoy. Get you in touch with who you are and you enjoy. All the best ~kat

  10. Mike Beatty says:

    This is awesome.

    The air hostess comment of…

    Take care of yourself before helping others comes to mind (with the oxygen)

    I find when I’m not exercising I end up lying on the sofa for a few days due to a bad back and then I can’t help anyone else!

    This has certainly helped to remind me to take that time to meditate more often too!

    • Kat says:

      Hi Mike, you’re right about needing to take care of yourself first before others, like on a plane lol! It’s hard when you have physical health issues, do what you can within your capacity to ensure balance for being able to look after others once you’ve nurtured yourself ~kat

  11. Hi Kat,
    What a great article. I need to remember to take better care of myself. As a wife, mother, and grandma, I think about what everyone else needs. Habit I guess. I don’t spend intentional time taking care of myself, lol.
    You have some great solutions here and it’s prodded me in the right direction.
    Thanks again,

    • Kat says:

      Hi Suzanne, it sounds like you spread your love which I’m sure everyone appreciates. You also realise that it’s okay to have some me time and dedicate activities for yourself to help ensure your self care is also included in your world. I hope you can find time for you too 🙂 ~kat

  12. Andrew says:

    Thanks for the reminder that we need to prioritize our own health so that we are more available to others who need us. It is good that you mention that self-care needs to be natural and not forced. By forcing anything, the energy is already stressed, and we will never be able to achieve a relaxed state of being. We need to come from a natural place of acceptance and allow relaxation and ease to engulf our being as often as we can. Our body, mind, and spirit will love us for it.
    Many thanks for sharing these ideas to increase our well-being.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Andres, you’re very right that our self care needs to come from a position of acceptance and relaxation as a way to get the benefits of looking after our wellbeing. ~kat

  13. Wilmer says:

    What a great read, I practice meditation for self care, your article has opened up more things I can add to my self care list.

    It is ver essential for us humans to be connected to the inside of ourselves. I need to work on my nutrition as it is very important of self care.

    Thank you for sharing and giving out this information many of us need.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Wilmer, meditation is an amazing tool for self care. Since we can get so busy in this fast paced world, it’s important to slow our bodies down and sit in silence or meditate to connect with ourselves. I’ve got more information regarding foods that also helps with our mental health here if you’re interested. Thanks for stopping by ~kat

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