The Importance of Self-Care

Understanding the importance of self-care is essential in maintaining good mental health

It is the practice of taking care of oneself, both physically and mentally, to improve overall well-being.

Self-care can take many forms, from physical activities such as exercise and yoga, to mental activities such as meditation and journaling. It can also include things like eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress through relaxation techniques.

One of the most important benefits of self-care is that it can help reduce the symptoms of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. When we take care of ourselves, we are better able to cope with the stressors of daily life and can more effectively manage our emotional responses to them.

Another important benefit of self-care is that it can improve our overall sense of well-being. When we feel good about ourselves and our bodies, we are more likely to have a positive outlook on life and to feel happier overall.

Self-care is also important because it can prevent burnout and help us be more productive in our personal and professional lives. When we take care of ourselves, we have more energy and focus, which can make it easier to accomplish our goals and to be successful in our careers.

To make self-care a regular part of your life, it is important to set aside dedicated time for it each day. This can be as little as 15 minutes or as much as an hour, depending on your schedule and needs. It is also helpful to have a variety of self-care activities that you can choose from, that you enjoy so that you can switch things up and keep things interesting.

The Importance of Self-care: 5 tips for your daily life:

  1. Prioritize sleep: Getting enough sleep is crucial for good mental and physical health. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night and try to stick to a consistent sleep schedule.

  1. Get moving: Physical activity is a great way to practice self-care. Whether it’s going for a run, taking a yoga class, or just going for a walk, getting moving can help reduce stress, improve mood and promote overall well-being.

  1. Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment. This can be achieved through activities like meditation, yoga, or journaling. Mindfulness can help reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

4. Connect with others: Social support is an important aspect of self-care. Take time to connect with friends, family, or a therapist. This can help you feel less alone and can also provide valuable perspective and advice

5. Take care of your body: Taking care of your body is an important aspect of self-care. Make sure you’re eating a healthy diet and taking care of your skin and hair. These little things can make a big difference in how you feel overall.

The Reclaiming Me Challenge is about taking baby steps to improving your mental health through self-care. Join in the group challenge and create meaningful connections with like-minded individuals on the same self-care journey to reclaiming themselves.


Every person (T&C apply – must be able to collect the prize from Gosnells WA) who joins us will go in the draw to win:

  1. A 400ml sensitive skin care bundle from We Are Feel Good INC (Valued at $132.00)
  2. A yearly subscription to FORTH Mind Mental health magazine as well as a copy of their first edition. Valued at over $170.00)
  3. Self care coping cards and reasons to smile affirmation cards
  4. A 3 month all inclusive gym membership to Sista Fitness at their brand new Harrisdale location (Valued at over $330) including:
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Full access to 24/7 gym facilities

**In lines with EO requirements, Sista Fitness is a female only space. If the prize is won by someone who does not identify as female, they may gist the membership to someone who does identify as female**

DATE: 3rd to 7th April 2023

TIME: Videos and daily challenge posted 9am daily 


If you want to make self-care a priority in your life, we also offer a self-care course. Check it out here.