It’s Self Care Week, an annual event that raises awareness of what we can all do to improve our physical health and mental wellbeing. This year, the theme is ‘exercise self care for life’. 

Incorporating the practise of self care into our everyday lives can help us to live as healthily as possible and can also help us cope better with life’s challenges that come our way.

Self Care Week is the perfect time to think about how we live our lives and maybe make some small changes that will improve our health and wellbeing.

Those changes could mean looking at…

🥙 ☕ what we eat or drink

🏃‍♀️ how much exercise we do

😴 how much sleep we are getting

⚖ maintaining a good work-life balance

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 or staying connected to our friends and family

Knowing what to do and where to go for help is an important part of practising self care for life. Remember, it isn’t just the GP practice that can help, pharmacies are also health experts. They are on every high street and can help with all sorts of ailments. Pharmacists can also signpost you to the right place for additional health advice or treatment.

NHS 111 can be a good resource for health advice for things that are not life-threatening, you can also access the NHS’ website for useful self-help tips.

The important thing to remember is, practising self care isn’t selfish. It is something we all need to do every day, for ourselves, for our families, and for the NHS.