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probablysleeping

474d

Hope everyone is doing OK today πŸ’• What does everyone do for "self-care"? I've been told by both my doctor and my therapist to incorporate more self-care and rest into my days.. I'm not very good at doing it because I am a carer for my husband and I work too, and I need some ideas...! Thank you

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    • probablysleeping

      460d

      Thank you so much for all the tips and ideas everyone πŸ’•

    • probablysleeping

      460d

      Thank you so much for all the tips and ideas everyone πŸ’•

    • coffeecupcai

      463d

      There's physical self care, such as ensuring you get enough rest, eating and hydrating, washing, taking any medications you need etc, and mental/emotional self care, such as doing things you enjoy, socialising etc. The latter is a lot more personal to you; for me, it usually encompasses naps, skincare routines, listening to music and engaging with my interests β™‘

    • thrillsnchills

      465d

      I give myself a massage w lotion hands arms face and legs

    • RissTheTiger

      473d

      Reading, watching an episode of a nostalgic show, hugging pillows or a soft toy (might sound childish but I find very effective), colouring, drawing or painting. Really anything that calms your body down.

    • wise

      473d

      buy yourself a really nice pillow. I cannot express how much of a difference a single pillow can make

    • AFabUnicorn

      473d

      Some good videos, streams or audio books and some crafts including colouring. Just stuff that takes your focus without being stressful

    • RosiettaGlow

      474d

      For me taking any time to do something restful that I enjoy feels like self care. So reading, audiobooks/podcasts, a bath, embroidery, video games, etc.

    • kunama

      474d

      I have some thoughts about this but no brain power to put it into words right now. I'll try to come back and give you some ideas in a day or two πŸ™‚

      • probablysleeping

        474d

        @kunama thank you, no rush - I'm grateful πŸ’›

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