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Share your favorite self-love methods for coping

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    • SYPHERSHADE

      399d

      @SueLaBear almost everthing. On your list works for me as well. Medacaion and exercise is all I would add

    • SueLaBear

      399d

      Hot bath with sweet smelling bath salts and bath bombs! I typically listen to music have either juice or soda and some sweets to eat. I also add scented candles and a book to read. Along with my favorite soap, shampoo and conditioner (always floral scented). Makes for a lovely bath and I always feel refreshed after!

      • SYPHERSHADE

        399d

        @SueLaBear almost everthing. On your list works for me as well. Medacaion and exercise is all I would add

    • JessyP

      400d

      EYE MASKS 👁️

    • Mudi

      530d

      Just dropped my son at the Rail Station to attend the university Now having tea with loads of medication

    • zofranfilledzebra

      530d

      Distraction and self soothing, both of which usually involve Bobs Burgers episodes or music from the show playing continuously/on repeat while I make art(draw/doodle, paint with watercolors, knit, collages, digital art edits...whatever! It doesn't matter what kind, just depends on the day and mood) or pet and cuddle with my cat(a gray 4 year old 14 pound feline who follows me everywhere around my home, who is my ESA) and my partner's dog(a 3 year old Siberian husky with heterochromia and beautiful eyes, who is super smart, super outspoken, and who is their--my partner's ESA, but we also spend almost every day together and she cuddles with me a lot while they're at work). I also recently moved somewhere with a bathtub and am excited to have that option!🛀 On days when things are the hardest, though, I do a few different things. For example: If my pain is bad, I stay in bed, take large amounts of CBD oil, my prescribed amount of Baclofen, some ibuprofen, and play Bobs Burgers with headphones at a low volume on my phone, with my eyes shut(I know most of the early episodes by sound anyway since I've been listening to/watching them for 10 years and my memory, defective as it is--thx✨ TBI, is mostly auditory), in bed with a soft blanket and my soft robe on, and the window open to let in fresh air. My cat son and step-dogter(/dog step-daughter) will join me for cuddles at some point too. I also sometimes have my heating pad, and, sometimes, dairy free meal replacement drinks(because those are a good place for me to start when solid food feels unfathomably challenging) and Zofran(so I can get full credit from my body for the effort of consuming a meal of sorts).

      • zofranfilledzebra

        530d

        @zofranfilledzebra It seems I've over-shared on the internet again🫠

    • Walking_Library

      531d

      Just crying and letting it all out. It’s easier to do everything else when I don’t feel like a soda can about to burst.

    • chaotic_bi_mess

      532d

      cuddles with pets, cosy blankets, a hot cup of tea and listening to music :))

    • Tracks

      568d

      Yes, and no it to be honest.

    • iheartcougars

      568d

      Ok i do this all the time and everyone else calls me wierd??? I also put the orange in the fridge first so its nice and crisp 😂

    • Trudie_tootie

      568d

      I like to eat an orange in the shower and use the peel as like aromatherapy in the hot water. Sounds weird but it feels like a lil treat.

    • Deep_Feelings

      568d

      I’m not sure I have any (or I can’t think of any). I’m getting new ideas from the content section, though.

      • Deep_Feelings

        568d

        @Deep_Feelings *comment section

    • phaed

      569d

      showering is always my go to. it’s physically and mentally cleansing.

    • Kittypop

      582d

      Singing in the shower, petting my rescue cat, doing my skincare routine

    • Buffering

      588d

      Going for a topless drive in my Jeep with the music turned up

    • ParanoidCrow

      588d

      Snuggle with my cat, emotional support animals really are such a huge help, especially when I'm having a but of an anxiety issue

    • Babymomma3

      588d

      A warm bath or movies or music

    • mark45

      588d

      Music happens to be my best pills

    • BeanBetter

      589d

      Self care is important

    • Eren2273

      589d

      I love to take baths and do a full skincare and haircare routine for self love!

    • RosiePosie21

      590d

      Reality tv tbh. Also trying new recipes, or taking hot showers and singing along to my favorite songs. Ooo and if you have pets mostly like a dog or cat not like a fish (sorry fishes 😅) but go play with them. It’s honestly boosts my mood seeing them happily playing. They do the cutest funniest things 😄

    • Olivebutter2236

      590d

      Skin care. Treat yourself to good quality shower items. Super smelly lotions that make your skin soft, hair products that make your hair soft, quality shaving products, creamy texture body butters. When you feel good on the exterior it truly helps with your interior and mental health.

    • canoli

      597d

      Take a walk. Chill and listen to calm music. Play with my dogs.❤️

    • Catlover49

      597d

      Yoga, meditation, reading and napping, baking sweets, scent therapy/ lighting candles

    • BellaBolas

      597d

      Music and baking

    • Songbird24

      597d

      Headphones time

    • HerbalJelly

      597d

      Making a cup of tea or treating myself to the super fancy tea place with private rooms and delicious finger sandwiches!

    • Sincerely

      597d

      I shower as many times as I need to.

    • bunniigutz

      599d

      a long bubble bath with lots of snacks, aromatherapy, my favorite vaporwave/rock/pop music, dim lighting, and browsing fanart or watching youtube

    • hydroepilepic21

      600d

      Chocolate

    • peachy45

      600d

      Well I hug myself I tell myself you got this several times a day

      • SkylerRose

        588d

        @peachy45 THIS!!!

    • hydroepilepic21

      600d

      Writing poetry

    • Kris_TheDumbo

      601d

      I cope by drawing sketches of my feelings, and sometimes listening to music, or better yet! Both!

    • Tinabunneh

      612d

      Making a hot beverage to sip on and weighing myself down with blankets and stuffed animals ❤️

    • DreamlandSystem

      612d

      Spending time with our animals

    • blinke

      612d

      I spend time with my cat

    • EternalEyes

      612d

      Reading my Bible and remembering the promises of God

    • HarryPotter

      612d

      TR his might sound stupid but having at least 3 pairs of socks on is super comfy and just feels great on my feet. Right now I have five on.

      • HarryPotter

        612d

        @HarryPotter *This

    • tommie

      613d

      I eat

      • maharahnee

        600d

        @tommie me, too!

    • Ms.Ruckman32

      613d

      Art..I do a lot of odds and ends...junk Journaling, watercolor painting, sketches, doodles, arts & crafts. Music and art go together like milk and honey.

    • Gaz

      613d

      daydreaming?

    • Bre19

      613d

      Dancing to pump up songs

    • Dad.of.Many

      638d

      yesss. I was a fine artist for years but now my hands shake due to meds so digital art with the undo function is a Godsend!

    • Morticia013

      640d

      Sitting on my shower seat. Eyes closed water raining down on me taking all my troubles with it, down the drain.

    • depressedunicorn

      643d

      Drinking tea🫖☕❤️

    • Marcaroni22

      643d

      Anime, woodworking, driving through the back roads, music and going for a nice windy road on my motorcycle.

    • Emmyyy

      643d

      Sad music, it's weird but it helps me cope on most days.

    • Sweetpea94

      643d

      Reading, music and when in doubt watching anime

    • YM

      643d

      Music

    • nora.notes.84

      643d

      eating solely whole foods during the week

    • Sherry_B

      643d

      Hot epsom salt bath, walking, music and photography

    • IAmHer2

      649d

      Music 🎶🎶

    • lazydaisy

      650d

      Dark humor. Music. Friends. The little things like my favorite cookies or movies or outings. My dog ❤️

    • CJ17

      653d

      Jiu Jitsu, late night walks, drawing, Bad Bunny🐰

    • Braeliynn

      653d

      Crotchet and coloring and Christian music

    • AbyssOfEnigma

      654d

      hugging myself ❤️

    • Nikki5

      654d

      Going outside, chillin on the lake, playing with my kids I need them💕 my mom always brings good energy but most of all I pray 🙏

      • maharahnee

        600d

        @Nikki5 Haven't been able to get outside for months due to CPTSD. I am probably finding a lot to grieve about

    • Aliengoddess

      655d

      Going outside looking at the trees, drawing aliens ,dancing,singing, cold showers, and eating fave foods,💚💚😁

    • MagickalRebel

      656d

      I garden, or cuddle my animals. Wrap myself in my weighted blanket, take cold showers, yoga...really depends on what kind of heartache I'm experiencing.

    • chencho2320

      657d

      Rap instrumentals helps me alot idk I guess it's something about music that keeps me calm

    • crypticvampire

      657d

      I listen to Morbid podcast and color

    • Fallinstarzz

      657d

      I enjoy doing my macrame to relax and destress. Crafts keep me centered.

    • juliecarlstan

      657d

      When it's all too much I seek sensory deprivation. Helps

    • CozyVibez

      657d

      Listening to music, losing myself in video games

    • MakMcK

      659d

      Hot baths with Netflix or painting my nails. It’s kinda lame but those small things make me feel so much better. Something so simple as taking a few minutes JUST for me make me feel so much better

    • galaxysedqe

      659d

      disney films help me when i'm panicky! winnie the pooh (2011) brings me sm comfort 💕💕

    • RogueDream

      667d

      Video games or listening to music

    • DariaFae

      670d

      Crying

    • Storme25

      672d

      Spas

    • heycamila

      676d

      showering in cold water and crying. it feels like i’m in a movie as the water runs through my hair lol. also going to my porch and painting my nails and journaling with jhene aiko playing (i recommend w.a.y.s and trigger protection mantra)

    • skull_girl

      676d

      Blasting music (Lovejoy in particular), reading, and watching some comfort videos I've saved on YouTube :)

    • AngellMwi

      676d

      Baking by myself Making sugar flowers Music playing in the kitchen Getting lost in the art and science of sugar

    • sabbymer

      680d

      Music. Video games. Nature. Also training my brain to change my atmosphere and do self care. I'm trying to write more. I like cooking and cleaning sometimes too

    • Vyowleta

      680d

      meditation or exercise

    • danimarie214

      700d

      Long hot shower a soft blanket when I get sensory overload my squishmellow for my regression and sleep for when I get overwhelmed

    • thefloorislava

      700d

      Calling a friend or younger family member and just asking them to tell u about a mundane part of their day/ vent about something bothering them. It makes me feel like I did something nice for them, plus I try to get out of bed and walk around during it

    • andooe

      700d

      Going on walks (no matter how short), playing video games (sometimes with friends), making myself a hot drink. Or, on a really bad day, turning on the fairy lights in my room, closing the curtains, getting under my weighted blanket, and watching stuff on my laptop for hours. It doesn't have to be productive, I just need to feel okay.

    • Dayze

      700d

      I wish I did but I hate myself. I spend most of my days laying in bed wishing myself away and just trying not to act on intrusive dangerous thoughts now

      • TexAss

        671d

        @Dayze Find some mommy groups in your area. Facebook is a good place to start. You can even try homeschool groups or support groups of any ailments you or your kids have. 👋 Central Texas here

    • michelledevyn

      707d

      My mother always says that I'm always doing my best, and that's always good enough. Sometimes your best is just staying alive and that good enough.

      • maharahnee

        600d

        @michelledevyn Thank you for that.

    • ellinoris

      707d

      Standing naked infront of the mirror saying affromations of self love, or being outside practicing yoga, or mini spa moments they all help me relax, feel confident, and comforted

      • chencho2320

        657d

        @ellinoris so wait a min, how does standing naked in front of the mirror help work?

    • Phasers

      707d

      Jacking off

    • HyenaClan

      720d

      It used to my berserker hoodie + dark room + bed + something low stakes on my iPad. But lately that hasn’t been helping.

    • Lygia

      721d

      I do my nails. I do them myself because one I can't justify spending that much money to get them done and two it's relaxing to do them myself. I've been doing them for about 10 years. They're non acrylics but still it's a process I've created. I feel better about myself with them. It relieves my stress for a bit.

      • chencho2320

        657d

        @Lygia well if it helps u, feel free to paint mines if u need to lol

    • cinnamon_sunlight

      721d

      A warm cup of coffee in my favorite mug, giving myself permission to rest in bed in my comfy clothes, watching/taking pictures of sunlight playing in the shadows.

    • mnmerritt02

      727d

      Music helps me 100%!

    • maic

      731d

      I will literally sit in a room alone and talk to myself in a mirror just having a therapy session expressing my thoughts/emotions and somehow that really really helps me to connect to my feelings and validate them/understand them better in the same way I would for a loved one

    • Mop

      732d

      Treat yourself as you would treat others 💕

    • freyaslady

      737d

      I'm not that great at keeping up on my self care, but the couple things I do have to do with my appearance. I've been wearing acrylic nails for about 2.5 years, I have one nail tech I'm very loyal to because he does beautiful artwork and we have great talks. I get a pedicure as well about every month or so, and I keep up on my hair, keeping it trimmed and colored to get rid of the greys I'm too young to show. I have a bit of a makeup addiction and I love doing my makeup as a form of self care and art. Honestly when I'm looking my best its hard to feel down in the dumps.

    • Purplelover8838

      739d

      I'm not quite there yet.maybe in the future I will find something.

    • Soskae

      739d

      A lack of independence does not mean a lack of purpose and meaning.

    • LyraDaenestra

      739d

      Genuine self love. Remembering that I know how hard I've tried, I know how hard it is, and I love myself even with my flaws because I know I'm always doing my best.

      • LyraDaenestra

        739d

        @LyraDaenestra It makes me feel so much better and helps me to really relax.

    • VariaMoon

      740d

      Coloring….. found out the super detailed ones are great for when you are angry! Guess the focus needed drains the anger.

    • MatchaBunn

      740d

      I greatly lower my expectations for myself, and I celebrate the little wins I make throughout the day.

    • Summer2022

      743d

      I do my nails and any art I have the energy for and when I’m feeling hopeless I grab whatever crystal fits the mood turn off the lights and listen to chill music we only get one life and one body and we survive and try to thrive or the sadness and sickness can swallow us whole

    • Vi.Vi

      743d

      Lighy makeup. Not too much, just enough to see yourself in a new light. I like putting on a bit of eyeliner and pink eye shadow on my lower eyelid

    • Sunshineseeker90

      743d

      Warm/hot Bath! 🤗😊☺ It's the best! Locked in a bathroom where no on can bother you and all your problems disappear for 30-60 minutes. Or three hours. 😅

    • greenolive0611

      754d

      Cry. Just let it all go. It's so frustrating when people think thsy crying doesn't solve anything. I disagree somewhat, sure, it won't actually fix your problem but sometimes a good cry can solve internal turmoil to a degree. With that, I say that it does solve stuff

    • Llody

      759d

      I actively do things to add to my hobbies, interests, and self improvement. I am not my illness, my personality is not made by my illness it is made by me. I dont use my illnesses as a crutch, only as inspiration to improve how ever feels right for me.

    • Dame

      759d

      Remind myself I am enough and go get pampered.

    • BruceLeeRoy

      767d

      Yoga, exercise, painting, music, Netflix

    • Lizherrera_22

      768d

      Walking my dog and reading a new book

    • missy1966

      768d

      Put in my earbuds and listen to my Jesus music 🥰

    • Greenie23

      768d

      Swimming and just floating around my pool

    • D3stiny

      782d

      Love my hobbies! Video games and drawing

    • Sicko

      782d

      Walk my dog

    • Sicko

      782d

      🙌I turn my brain off and walk my dy

    • Naite

      788d

      Spend time with my family or travels places

    • Poeticlycorrect

      790d

      I recently started a gym membership. Having time in my day that I dedicate to me and being active helps set the tone for the rest of the day.

    • dixiechik

      790d

      Video games music and just tuning everyone out

    • Pollipocket

      800d

      Mediate deep into being greatful . Prayer. Music. Hot Tea. Get on yoga mat for stretching. Get out for a full body massage as often as possible. Take a walk with a friend.

    • Sifu

      801d

      Reading

    • Amelia_99

      808d

      A nice hot bath!

    • hannah333

      808d

      Being organized. I love it! Helps me feel calm and clean. Sooo relaxing!

    • B_G

      808d

      Taking a hot bubble bath and relax 💕

    • RareEyez86

      809d

      Yoga, meditation, listening to meditation music, 🧘🏽‍♀️ A nice hot bubble bath with a glass of wine or champagne, Stargazing, long walks in the park are on the beach to view the sunset 🌇 ✨️

    • FoxChaser

      809d

      I used to go out to beautiful parks in the car and walk my dog. He passed away a month ago. I’ve never been this sad in my life.

      • Kaitikins

        653d

        @FoxChaser I'm so sorry. I know exactly how you feel. I've had so many of my doggies die in my lifetime. ( We always had a lot of them growing up. We had a lot of property to adopt and rescue). The best thing to focus on is the good life that you gave them and how much different that it could have been for them. Remember, getting another dog is not "replacing your other baby". It's giving another one a chance to have a great life.

    • Sleepysleeps

      817d

      Video games and baths are my go to 🙌

    • atami

      817d

      learning how to hype myself up :) took a long time to learn to love myself; but when you realize you're gonna be stuck with you forever; might as well love who you are and constantly see yourself improve to love yourself even more

    • mckaela

      818d

      music helps me a lot and when i’m having a panic attack I splash my face with cold water or get in a cold water shower

    • Sharla

      818d

      Taking a walk. It’s so soothing

    • Peachy_Keen

      818d

      Gilmore girls

      • PEMprincess

        700d

        @Peachy_Keen Me. Too. Why does it work? No idea, but it does 😂😂💘

    • Doglover25006

      818d

      Reading

      • Hartley

        818d

        @Doglover25006 what kind of books do you like?

    • Doglover25006

      818d

      Meditation, music, exercise

    • Dystonia

      819d

      Taking walks with my dog Ember

    • Hartley

      819d

      Playing video games, playing my guitar, drawing sometimes, listening to music

      • Ariishiya

        818d

        @Hartley I adore playing video games and drawing, I listen to music all day and I own guitars but it's a little bit hard for me to play 😥🤗

        • Hartley

          818d

          @Ariishiya right music never does ya wrong. And just keep practicing playing guitar, I’ve been playing for 7 years. What’s your favorite video game? 😊

    • Blueoraj

      821d

      Watching dramas, they are my safe space and escape from reality really

    • Kell

      821d

      Crocheting

    • ten

      822d

      What's your favorite game to play?

      • sabbymer

        680d

        @ten minecraft, red dead 2, and puzzle games :3

      • Ukor

        727d

        @ten ✨ Splatoon ✨

    • Rogue.x

      822d

      Playing Nintendo switch

    • lydiadeetz

      823d

      Digital art, it's forgiving and not as expensive as using real materials. You can create whatever you want.

    • SullenDragon

      823d

      Hot shower , cuddling with my pet rabbit . Gaming and most importantly some peace and quiet from my daily life .

    • Manghos_for_lifee

      823d

      Taking a walk or just sitting in the sun ^^

    • Spookybee

      833d

      Being with my dog, watching TV, playing video games

    • amakai

      834d

      Video games ❤️

    • PeculiarSpiral

      836d

      Shrooms

      • sabbymer

        680d

        @PeculiarSpiral I need to try

      • xxARYN420xx

        782d

        @PeculiarSpiral ❤️💕🙌

    • jojog85

      837d

      Hey

    • Lena08

      841d

      walking my puppy 💕

      • Plato

        769d

        @Lena08 love this. Dogs are the best

    • Female65

      855d

      Doing my nails, prayer and music, painting, hot tea

    • Shawn

      891d

      I try to go to a friends house and spend time with someone or I just ask my fiancé to be with me for a while

    • Mila

      901d

      Going out to my favourite coffee place and reading a book there.

    • Dog_mom

      903d

      Getting my nails done. That's the only thing I do for only myself.

    • Luberomi

      903d

      I like to listen podcast, relax music

      • Bre19

        400d

        @Luberomi yessss

      • AnniB

        656d

        @Luberomi I know this will sound stupid but where is a podcast??

        • SmileySnail

          656d

          @AnniB there are a lot on Spotify! Or sometimes I just find true crime videos on YouTube and turn my screen off and just listen to them like podcasts if the narration is good

      • crypticvampire

        657d

        @Luberomi I love my true crime podcasts!

      • xxARYN420xx

        782d

        @Luberomi what podcasts do you listen to? I'm always lookin for new ones

    • ailand

      921d

      Playing video games >< sometimes I forget how much they help me wind down.

      16

      • sabbymer

        680d

        @ailand oh yes! I also play right before work and they help my brain adjust

        • EliteLexy

          600d

          @sabbymer I will have to try this! I utilize them after work or when my brain is overwhelmed

    • Lora

      922d

      Making myself a huge bowl of pasta, drinking wine and watching a nice movie.

      • Ukor

        727d

        @Lora you my friend, are living the life

    • Mila

      922d

      Long bath, reading a nice book and meeting with a friend.

    • Maryssa

      924d

      Getting myself a coffee, taking a shower, get ready for the day(when I feel like it) most days I don’t get ready.

      • maharahnee

        600d

        @Maryssa Sorry. I feel that way sometimes too. Prayer helps and it usually passes.

    • Sleepysleeps

      928d

      Hot tea, warm bath, face mask, favorite video game or tv show

    • Dollymygirl

      928d

      Warm drink, cozy blanket, warm bath or shower, comforting tv show or movie, books/ magazines, massage, home spa treatments, comfort food

      11

      • Bre19

        400d

        @Dollymygirl yessss

    • PurpleBadger

      942d

      A nice cup of tea

      • Trudie_tootie

        568d

        @PurpleBadger yesss.

    • Emma37

      942d

      Taking a nice long hot bath while listening to my favorite music or watching a good movie

      11

    • Unicorn19

      944d

      I soak my feet in a basin with moisturizing soap mixed in and watch a funny TV show. I also take the time to use a face scrub on my feet to scrub out the dead skin, feels amazing

      13

    • QueenofHearts

      944d

      I don’t hold myself to a ridiculous standard that I already know is not achievable with how I’m currently feeling.

      39

      • Bre19

        400d

        @QueenofHearts good for you

      • Elianah

        727d

        @QueenofHearts lol u don't need to brag

    • RobinHood

      944d

      👍

    • scooter12

      944d

      taking a cold shower when i feel anxious

      15

      • Bre19

        400d

        @scooter12 same

      • Aliengoddess

        655d

        @scooter12 yea it helps a lot do em everyday now such a great change 😃

      • Kaleb

        818d

        @scooter12 absolutely feel the same 🤗

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