Latest blog post 26th July 2016

How Supportive Are You To Yourself?

Last time I focused on the strength of your social support network, as one of the aspects that comes under support on our Optimal Resilience Model. This time I’m going to focus on how supportive are you to yourself?


In what ways can we be supportive to ourselves?

  • Do we ensure we eat the right things? Do we eat things that give us sugar rushes or do we manage what we eat to help maintain energy our levels
  • Do we drink enough throughout the day to hydrate ourselves?
  • Do we get enough sleep; research now supports the fact that we really need between 7-8 hours sleep a night to function at our optimum
  • Do we listen to what our body is telling us we need and act up on it?
  • Do we spend time on renewing our energy or do we spent time in high energy states all the time whether positive or negative, our mind and body needs renewal?
  • How do we talk to ourselves – are we over critical and not supportive?
  • Do we balance pleasure activities with purposeful activities?

Take a moment to reflect on these questions and assess how supportive you are to yourself.

How can you be kinder and more supportive to yourself?
What advice would you give a friend if they were you?

We can only be supportive and kind to others if we have looked after ourselves first, otherwise we can become exhausted and potentially resentful of others, getting to a place where we don’t even notice other’s needs.

Start with self- support, you have a responsibility to look after you – believe it or not you deserve it too.


Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort  -  Deborah Day


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