Individual wellbeing plan
Create an individual wellbeing plan for yourself by answering some key questions.
By identifying certain activities and support strategies you can then be more:
Successful in looking after yourself when you start to feel stress and anxiety.
Knowing and understanding what ‘fills up your tank’ is imperative for managing a busy workload. We call this self care.
Five key questions
Answer these questions about yourself:
What things do I need to do daily to keep on top of things?
What things should I avoid that are not helpful for my wellbeing?
What things do I like to do that keep me connected with others?
What things can I do to get myself back on track if I’m feeling upset, angry, overwhelmed or stressed?
Who are the people I can talk to if I need help?
Refer to your plan when you feel stuck.
How to use your wellbeing plan
Keep this plan handy and refer to it when needed, especially if you are experiencing challenges. Remind yourself of what you put down for each question and use these answers to give you ideas on how to deal with the challenge.
It is a good idea to think of some back up strategies you can use – for example, if walking on the beach is your thing, have a backup plan if it’s the middle of winter and freezing.
Revisit the plan every month or so as things may change throughout the year.
How to learn about self care
Use this self care assessment to help identify areas of self care you can develop.