How do you feel about your life?
A deep question to kick-off this article, especially considering we hardly know each other. However, when it comes to self-care and designing a self-care plan, it is a question of great significance.
According to the 2018 Organization for Economic Cooperations and Development (OECD) report, 18% of U.S. citizens live in relative income poverty, despite a general trend of citizens working longer and longer hours. In addition, factors such as housing affordability, household wealth, and overcrowding rate are showing signs of consistent deterioration.
It doesn’t take an expert to infer that these trends aren’t improving the average life-quality. As such, the 2019 World Happiness Report ranked the U.S. 19th, a decline from previous surveys.
To jump to the point, over the past ~10 years, U.S. citizens have become less, and less happy.
A concerning trend that diminishes societal resilience to crises, as we witnessed with COVID-19.
Something needs to be done!
Swinging for change to steer those depressing trends around, the team here at Process Street have created quality, effective and actionable free self-care resources, ready for you to hop in and use right away.
Use our self-care checklists as part of your own personal self-care journey, or distribute these checklists throughout your team to create strong, employee-focused organizational support.
These resources are carefully crafted, drawing from novel and up-to-date research into human happiness, indicating the best habits and self-care behaviors you should adopt for a better quality of life. Check out our Daily Self-Care Checklist below for a taster.
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To begin this article, we will explain what a self-care plan is and the perks that come from having one. We will explain how you can design a personal and printable self-care plan that will give you benefits such as improved productivity, enhanced self-esteem, better physical and emotional health, and all-in-all a better life quality.
There is nothing to lose, so what are you waiting for?
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Let’s set a new trend, for a happier and healthier society.
A self-care plan is an intentionally constructed guide to promote individual health and wellbeing. The plan uses the notion that humans are life-long learners and assists the user to build the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes to support their wellbeing.
For instance, check out our Annual Self-Care Planner given below. This is an example of a self-care plan operating over an annual time-frame. Our Annual Self-Care Planner draws from the most recent scientific research to define 20 dimensions, that when improved upon, enrich an individual’s life.
As you run through the Annual Self-Care Planner, you will document healthy habits to improve areas of your life that are important to you. This could mean spending more time with family, exercising more, or getting out in nature.
These habits and the impact they have on your wellbeing is personal. Running through this Self-Care Planner yearly means you can play around with different habits to see what works for you and what habits are more significant for improving your life quality.Continue reading