What’s in your Self-Care Toolbox?
Updated: Jul 6, 2020
One of the best things to come out of the recently growing awareness of mental health is that people have started talking about “self-care”. For those who don’t know, self-care “is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, particularly during periods of stress” (Oxford Dictionary). Self-care is an important technique to learn for improving or maintaining good mental health. Good mental health leads to lower instances of bullying, violence, self-harm, and suicide. Self-care is not only for adults in high-stress work environments- it is something that kids can gain a lot from by learning at a young age. They can then bring these tools with them into increasingly stressful stages of life, as they grow older. That is why we incorporate self-care strategies into every Don’t Be A Monster presentation.
So what does self-care look like? Everyone’s self-care routine is unique to them. Self-care is not one strict list of steps to follow to automatically cure your stress or anxiety, but rather a toolbox of ways to take control of your emotions and improve your well-being. Your self-care toolbox is 100% personalized by you!