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How can we look after ourselves?

This stormbreak gives us a chance to appreciate our environment and helps us to regulate ourselves. Self-care is making choices to look after ourselves in different ways, to care for our mental and physical health. We can have lots of feelings and these can be difficult or uncomfortable, or happy and energised, and it is important that we notice these and then choose ways to take care of ourselves.

  • Being in nature is a good way to look after ourselves emotionally and physically
  • We can release difficult feelings if we spend time outside
  • Choosing activities to help us relax is important

Try this next

Draw your favourite tree and write three things on the tree that help you to feel good and help you take care of yourself.

For parents: The concept of self-care

For children to develop self-care they need adults who value their own self-care and can support children to take care and to begin to look after themselves. By noticing, validating and using language to name and describe feelings to children, they can begin to regulate and then to make choices to calm their bodies down or to energise themselves. Children need to hear it’s ok to put ourselves first, it’s ok to have a range of different feelings and to be able to ask for help. How to help your children with self-care. Read our blog.

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