7.3 What do I do to care for self so I am constantly well and refreshed? Self-care Practices


The question “What do I do to care for self so I am constantly well and refreshed?” is explored with an approach to creating self-care plans with appropriate practices for your circumstances. Self-care is about practically caring for self, not some grand ideal of caring for self. A good place to start with a few things that will work for you. Self-care is also very personal; only you can decide what will work for you in any particular circumstance and will benefit you. Active positivity and proper maintenance of your well-being will be reflected in many aspects of your life. Your future self and those around you will be thankful that you looked after yourself.


Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
~ George Bernard Shaw


After this lesson I should be able to:

  • Explain the concept of self-care
  • Explain the concept of tactical and strategic self-care
  • Explain the value of self-care
  • Produce a strategic and a tactical self-care plan
  • Produce a one-month calendar of strategic self-care activity