Selfcare

It is not for nothing that they say a healthy body – a healthy mind. Taking care of the physical side will often help the mental side. However, sometimes this is not enough, and it is necessary to seek the help of an expert. Therefore, do not be afraid to visit our page dedicated to mental health.

Routines are important

So-called self-care, often called these days, includes activities such as a pleasant evening or a morning routine of taking care of your body. It can be a skin-cleansing ritual or something similar.

When taking care of your mental and emotional health, it is important to do it regularly. But you don’t have to take it literally – you don’t have to follow all the planned activities with the precision of a Swiss watch. It’s more about creating habits. If we are talking about building a habit or routine, you should not forget the activities that seem familiar to you, but it is essential to set aside time for them and think about following them. These include preparing breakfast or having at least one hot meal a day.

Personal routines will help you keep your life in balance. It is time you spend doing something you like by doing something good for your health, doing your favourite activities or planning the day. Exercise My routine will help you create your morning and evening habits.

Leaving time for yourself, i.e. time during which you will not think about duties or work is the basis of mental health care. A simple method that you can also include in your calendar says that a person should devote one evening a week, one day a month and one week a year to rest. During this time, it is essential not to think about any obligations.

In addition to rest days, you can set aside one day in a certain period (for example, a quarter or half a year) when you will devote yourself to things that you have been putting off for a long time. Whether you change the light bulb in the pantry that hasn’t been lit for so long or you finally clean up your work emails… You will do what has been waiting for a long time in your work, home or social to-do list.

Take your diary or calendar and immediately plan these moments that you devote to rest, at least for a few weeks in advance.

Psychohygiene

In addition to free time spent in various activities you like, it is also good to focus on mental hygiene. Just as you take care of your physical body with the proper diet, hygienic habits and health checkups, you take care of your mental health with psychohygiene.

You can learn more about what mental hygiene is and what it is for, for example, in the article How not to lose mental health in the National Health Portal, which the National Center operates for Health Information.

Do you have any tips that help you in self care? At the bottom of the page, you will find a form in which you can let us know which method or technique you use for self-care and what other information about any of the topics we are missing here.

If you want to learn more about mental health, listen to our podcast, in which we talked with psychologist Lucia Košťálova.

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