How To Be a Better Friend to Yourself
3 Tools For Improving Your Self Care
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. On average, there are over 100 suicides each day and over 40,000 each year. So much suicide can be prevented by caring for yourself.
It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, old or young, healthy or sick. Your life, like mine, will always have difficult times. Sometimes we can predict these moments, but usually they catch us by surprise. Be proactive! Nobody can take better care of you than you!
Tool #1: Energizers & Drainers
Here’s a worksheet I use with clients to identify the people, places, and things that energize and drain them. Engage what fills you up and minimize what depletes you.
Choose today to love yourself! This may seem like a simplistic solution to a complex problem, but the simple solutions are the best. The simple solutions are the ones that stick. Being good to yourself is a choice.
Tool #2: Enjoy Hobbies
Tool #3: Be Good to Yourself
Create list of activities to turn to when your self worth dwindles. Select 6 activities below. Add your own activities if missing. Engaging this list could save your life.
From working as a counselor since 1998, I’m convinced that every person has the potential to be at a very low place. I’m no exception. I’ve had some very dark days. Take this activity seriously, your future depends on it.
Question: What is something healthy you can do for yourself today? What’s stopping you?