Hello, my name is Faith and I've been managing depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember but I am not a mental health professional. If you need help finding a mental health care provider call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit BetterHelp to talk to a certified therapist online at an affordable price.
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I used to be really bad at Self-Care. I felt like putting myself at the bottom of my priority list was a “noble” thing to do. I took a lot of pride in the fact that I worked so damn hard all the freaking time. When I was in graduate school I held a job and volunteered at a domestic violence shelter. Every minute of every day was spent either studying, working or volunteering. There wasn’t ever any time left over to take care of myself and about six months in I started to feel really run down and exhausted all the time. The quality of my work went from great to crap. I started to get more and more behind and getting caught up started to feel impossible. Eventually, I had to rearrange my schedule to make it more sustainable and move some of my tasks off of my plate by asking for help.
Looking back I realize I could have saved myself a lot of pain and grief by making a self-care plan sooner. I created this self-care assessment to help you avoid the mistakes I made and put together a plan for your own self-care to help keep your functioning high and prevent burnout. It’s so easy to put yourself last and never make time to take care of yourself or your mental health but it will eventually catch up to you. Grab the free self-care assessment workbook below. If you’re looking for ideas for self-care check out my post of free self-care ideas here and my guide to guilt-free self-care.
I am not a licensed therapist. If you are suffering from a major disorder and need treatment please seek the help of a professional. If you need help finding a mental health care provider call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit BetterHelp to talk to a certified therapist online at an affordable price. You can download a free printable list of hotlines here and join the free mental health support group on Facebook here. This post contains affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure policy here.
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