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Prioritising Self-Care for NDIS Participants with Psychosocial DisAbilities: 4 Ways to Improve Wellness
Self-care is an essential aspect of overall wellness, especially for those who participate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It includes various activities and routines that aim to reduce physical and mental tension. According to the World Health Organisation, self-care is crucial enough to dedicate a whole month to it, culminating in International Self-Care Day on July 24th. Prioritising self-care means taking an active role in your own health, and the benefits extend beyond stress relief and mood improvement to disease prevention and longevity.
It is essential to note that some of the most effective ways to embody self-care are intentional and proactive. Here are four inspirations for unwinding this month and participating in a worldwide movement of health-conscious enjoyment.
1. Spend time outdoors
Reconnecting with nature is a profound experience that touches on so many different aspects of overall wellness. Spending time outdoors comes with positive results such as improved heart health, soothed muscle tension, and reduction in levels of cortisol (often called the “stress hormone”). Outdoor time could mean anything from exploring a new walk in a lakeside park or getting a vigorous workout with Kayak-Cardio.
2. Pick up a mindful hobby
Engaging in any activity that pulls your focus from the internal toward something external can be a healthy pursuit of mindfulness. For example, joining a group who do free tai chi in the park or practicing yoga and meditation weekly.
3. Commit to making one healthy change
Identify one habit or routine you can improve, such as deciding to put down your devices an hour before bed or joining a healthy eating and home cooking initiative with a group. Link in regularly with a peer support worker such as a psychosocial recovery coach at Whole Warrior Solutions for motivation, support and accountability. It's so important to find a peer support worker that walks the talk with self-care too.
4. Be intentional about being social
Community isn’t just an abstract idea – it’s a potentially life-changing connection between you and fellow human beings that you can create with little effort. Reconnect with an old friend, family member, former classmate, or coworker who you’ve fallen out of touch with recently. You can also broaden your sense of community by establishing new connections and revitalising your social life. Join a group for friendship or a Professional Networking event such as the Whole Warrior Network @ndis.network Interagency Meeting the first Tuesday of each month online. Attend the first event that fits into your schedule. You'll be well on your way toward sparking new friendships.
Remember, self-care is essential for your overall well-being. By prioritising self-care, you take an active role in your own health and improve your quality of life.
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These hashtags can help you connect with others who are interested in self-care and NDIS, as well as provide you with valuable resources and information. Whether you are seeking support, inspiration, or practical tips, these hashtags can be a helpful starting point. Remember to always prioritise your self-care and seek professional help if needed.
To find out about more about the service called NDIS Psychosocial Recovery Coaching and how to access it click here. Also to really improve your self-care check out our 12 month Recovery Coaching course.
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Tania Gorry is the founder of Whole Warrior Solutions based on the Central Coast of NSW.