When I learnt about self-care using the illustration of a fenced corral, I could only see a wide open space. The thought of fencing in my life initially was triggering of restrictions and being closed in.
As I started to work on my own self-care, I realised that I could see the corral as a place of safety to make my own decisions. I realised I would benefit from being more careful about who I allow in my corral. I would choose quality rather than quantity.
I found a free counsellor to have weekly phone calls through a local service.
I booked an appointment with my GP to get a full health check and followed through with the process of tests.
I went to a local park and walked around, absorbing the natural environment and looking for wildlife.
· Keep on top of any health concerns.
· Look at the beauty around you and breathe.
· Exercise to the best of your abilities.