Self-care is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.
Note: The information in this section is based on our personal and collective experiences. What works for the authors of this page, may not be right for you. Use common sense and look after yourself. When it comes to health, always seek the advice of a trained medical professional if possible.
Activities of Daily Living includes topics about personal hygeine, sleeping, eating and nutrition, medication, housekeeping, managing money, moving, food safety, preparing meals, grocery shopping, and communication. Many of the topics in this section provide examples of what tasks may be part of someone's day to day life and may be useful when trying to achieve personal self-care goals.
One example of a place to start when it comes to practicing self-care in your daily activities is the 6-3-1 Rule below.
At the Chaos Communications Congress, hackers are encouraged to follow the 6-3-1 rule. That means a minimum of six hours of sleep, three meals per day and one shower. It's sometimes easy to forget the basics of caring for one's self and those around you. This is a good basic starting point for most people.
Approaches to Self-Care includes specific recommendations for activities that may increase mood, energy levels, and physical and mental health. The topics in this section include covering different types of physical exercise, suggestions for healthy eating, activities to support mental wellness such as mindfulness and stress management, as well as ideas about personal development.
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