Regardless of the profession, we seldom think about our daily self-care. We maintain our physical health by seeing a doctor, eating healthy, or exercising. The same is not true of the ways we maintain our mental wellness. Most often we wait until a vacation or holiday break before we take that deep breath that our body and minds were craving. Or we wait for the weekend to take what looks like a mental break.
Some people “live for the weekend” to break from the routines that may be stressful. It is a plan, but not as sustainable as integrating self-care into our lives in a consistent and effective way. Intentional Self-Care’s purpose is to create intentionality in maintaining one’s mental health and designing mental wellness strategies that are specific to each employee’s needs. .