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This January, I challenge all of us to make self-care a priority

As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new, it's important to take a moment to reflect on our well-being. As we all know, taking care of ourselves is essential for our physical and mental health. That's why I am challenging all of us to make self-care a priority in January.

Self-care can come in many forms, but for the month of January, let's focus on four simple yet effective practices that can make a big difference in our overall well-being.

  1. First and foremost, let's make a commitment to go for a walk for 30 minutes every day. This can be a brisk morning walk or a leisurely evening stroll - the important thing is that we're getting outside and moving our bodies. Exercise is crucial for both our physical and mental health, so let's make it a priority.

  2. Next, let's put down our phones and pick up a book. Reading is not only a great way to escape into different worlds, but it also helps to improve our focus and concentration. Set aside sometime each day to read, whether it's in the morning, on your lunch break, or before bed.

  3. Speaking kindly and with compassion to ourselves is also an important part of self-care. Our self-talk has a powerful impact on our mindset and mood, so let's make sure we're being kind and supportive of ourselves.

  4. Lastly, let's take moments each day to appreciate what we have. Whether it's a warm cup of coffee, a cozy blanket, or the support of friends and family, let's make sure we're taking time to be grateful for the good things in our lives.

Self-care is not something that should be reserved for special occasions or difficult times - it's something that we should make a part of our daily routine. Let's start the year off on a positive note and commit to taking care of ourselves in the month of January. #SouthwellWellbeingCentre


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