Self-Care Pl The Professional Quality Of Life Scale

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Self-Care Plan A self-care plan is important for being a professional and maintaining a high quality of life. It is by having a self-care plan that I will remain ethical in my treatment to clients that I serve. If I am not functioning at my best then I will not be able to help my clients. Additionally, my desire to help others will be of no benefit if I become sick myself by placing too much priority on being a perfectionist in the helping profession. The Professional Quality of Life Scale is a good measure of identifying well-being by gaining self-awareness. The assessment brought to my attention some concerns that I have. Additionally I have several daily healthy living skills that I practice to maintain a positive affect and healthy…show more content…
I feel like I have a balance and a head start on the daily living skills that I will practice. I currently teach a sixty minute weight training exercise program and yoga/palates. Therefore, every day at lunch time I will always do the following: walk, run, yoga, and weight training. I make sure that I leave time to do mindfulness, pray, or meditate. Of course there are times when I need to do errands or just go out and enjoy a nice lunch. I feel like I have a good balance and know what I need to do to manage my stress and be healthy. The most important thing to me is my son, therefore I am intentionally about being present physically and mentally for him. This also adds other skills such as being able to watch and enjoy his after school activities, helping him with homework, cooking together, and even coloring. Furthermore, I have an adult coloring book that I find very relaxing. My son is also into animals and bugs, so being out in nature and learning about them is very fun and soothing. Another necessary skill for me is feeling connected to others, therefore having regular girls’ night/day is a great way to rejuvenate. Additionally, I go to the chiropractor, acupuncture, massage, pedicure, journaling, reading, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), and aromatherapy are a huge part of my life. One thing that I’ve learned is how to utilize my time by planning and time management. I also pay attention to my stress level and take breaks when I need them, mostly by going outside and changing my venue. There are many other things that I do regularly, that were brought to my attention after reading Complete Idiots Guide to Stress Management such as: eating a balanced meal, share problems and feelings, engage in hobbies, have plenty of rest, and doing things out of the ordinary (Davidson, 1997). Additionally, I try new things like getting my motorcycle license, rock

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