This self-care plan is a tool for you to use in preparation for and throughout your LVC experience. It has been developed with the idea that an LVCer who commits to serving in an intensive year of service and transition enters with their whole self, and thus attention to holistic care is critical to a healthy and depthful LVC experience. This tool is not only designed to assist you in your own self-awareness and articulation of support needs (i.e. physical, emotional, etc.), but also to be used as a communication tool for sharing these needs with people who are accompanying you throughout the year.
A holistic self-care plan combines a variety of activities that contribute to your overall well-being. While thinking about this plan can be overwhelming, it is good to break down your self-care into specific categories, so that you will be able to identify which areas of your care might need more attention than others. It is also good to be aware of and take some time to think about those activities that could give you a false sense of comfort, so that you do not continue with those habits that are actually taking away from your overall well-being.
Please reflect on and answer the prompts related to self care: