Top tips for self care

This week’s Self Care Week, a week that focuses on embedding support for self-care across all walks of life. To recognise the week, our fantastic Social Media team have tweeting their top tips on looking after yourself. We’d love to hear yours too, so go ahead and share them in the comments below.

  • If you're finding things tough, it can help to take things one day at a time and not look too far ahead. You may find that things get easier to cope with as time passes.
  • Doing even the smallest tasks may help you feel better.
  • If you can, get up and dressed every day
  • Try to eat well every day. If you have eating problems or a poor appetite, talk to your doctor or nurse.
  • Try to exercise regularly.
  • Keep to a regular sleeping pattern if you can.
  • Stay in contact with your family and friends. Accept offers of help and ask people for support.
  • Share your feelings with someone close or a professional (you can also call us for free on 0808 808 0000 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm).
  • Find some time for yourself every day when you can fully relax.
  • Make plans to do things you enjoy, giving yourself something to look forward to.
  • Give yourself goals to achieve, and celebrate your successes, however small.
  • Most importantly, recognise when you are feeling run down and stressed. If you feel like this, talk to someone and/or speak to a doctor for some advice.

You can follow Macmillan Cancer Support both on Twitter and Instagram. To get advice and guidance about all the practical issues you might need to think about, including work, travel and finances, take a look at the Organising page of our website.