Self-care chart

my self-care chart - courage coaching

When you are struggling from a mental illness, self-care can sometimes take a back seat.

You forget or are unable to eat properly. You have trouble sleeping which then results in not having the motivation and energy to do much at all. You can become more isolated when trying to cope and can even forget to ask for support.

This little chart above gives you a little insight into the important things to consider.

The 2 most important areas in my opinion are physical and mental self-care but a balance amongst all 5 of these areas is crucial, as they are interlinked.

If you feel that there are any areas of self-care that you are particularly struggling with, then please let me know in the comments below. I would be happy to help you come up with an easy action plan, that might enable you to move forward.

Love Athina ♥

Author: Courage Coaching

I provide empowerment, empathy & support. I specialise in dealing with dysfunctional relationships, particularly narcissistic abuse & encouraging self-compassion.

8 thoughts on “Self-care chart”

  1. You’ve provided quite a thorough list of things to consider when it comes to self-care. I’m interested that you say that physical and mental self-care are the most important, and make the other types of self-care possible. Do you think it’s possible that it isn’t quite so linear?


    1. This is a good point you’ve raised. Generally I think that health comes first, hence why physical and emotional self-care is important..There are always exceptions though as people don’t always look after their health but still manage to prioritise work or other areas.Some people place more importance on others, so they may neglect their own mental wellbeing. They might focus more on helping friends and family, rather than looking after themselves mentally and physically..Is there something you thought of specifically?


  2. I couldn’t agree more with your statement about balance! All aspects of self-care that you’ve mentioned are so important.

    I see all those aspects as being so inter-connected that a linear relationship might be too simple. And you’re correct in saying it comes down to the individual. For example, maintaining a routine can provide the structure that aids you in adhering to a nutrition and exercise plan. Fostering meaningful relationships will develop a support network that will provide you with the encouragement and motivation you need, thereby boosting your mental health. Everything is inextricably linked in a series of complex relationships.

    I hope I’m making sense? What are your thoughts?

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