Amid this long, super-high stress year, it is vital we’re proactive in looking after ourselves.
But self-care does not have to be boring and tedious!
A fun way to boost yourself (physically, emotionally & mentally) is to set yourself a challenge.
I am part of our local open-water swimmers’ group. Every Sunday a.m. we swim for an hour in the sea – 30 mins out, 30 mins back. I am not a great swimmer, and one of the slowest members. But this year someone suggested a big swim from a nearby town back to ours (DB-Mui Wo if you’re familiar with HK).
I said I was “in” though it seemed a heck of a long way (6km). But it gave a focus for training and was exciting to look forward to. Someone organised a support boat and some kayaks – so it wasn’t dangerous. And then yesterday, we did it – socially distanced! It took me over 3 hours and was exhausting. But it was such fun, and so good for me.
I really recommend you set yourself a challenge for the 2nd half of this year.
It will boost your morale, health and resilience – and be fun!
Quick tips – do something that:
- is with friends/family/colleagues
- is beyond your comfort zone
- feels adventurous
- is safe
- will fit into one weekend
What could YOU do?
Brainstorm with your friends, family or colleagues.
Make self-care fun!