Remembering Ourselves While Caring For Others
If you don’t take care of yourself
you can experience:
• Reduced mental effectiveness
• Health Problems
• Inability to sleep
Do you recognize any of these?
Taking a Breather
• Stop what you are doing
• Take a breath. Concentrate on the flow of
your breath in and out.
• Observe your thoughts, feelings and physical
state. (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired). Notice
your thoughts and let them be or pass. Name
your emotions. Notice your body, its posture.
Do you have any aches or pains
• Proceed with something that will be helpful to
you, whether that is finding a friend to talk to,
eating a nutritious snack or meal or stretching
to relieve body tension.
1. Ordinary everyday activities e.g.
washing the dishes.
2. Focusing on one thing at a time.
3. Pausing on purpose.
4. Eating Mindfully - e.g. drinking a cup
of tea mindfully.
5. Taking a breath in moments of
transition or waiting.
6. Stopping to listen to the sounds
7. Walking indoors or out.
8. Time in Nature
9. Use the insight timer on your phone.
DON’T JUST DO SOMETHING,
The Benefits of
Helping people to:
• Recognize, slow down or stop
automatic and habitual
• See situations more clearly
• and respond more effectively.
• Become more creative.
• Achieve balance and
resilience at work and at
“You can’t stop
the waves, but
you can learn to
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Mindfulness, Self Care and