I was already AWAKE to do Yoga lol. I had a VERY long nap & woke early.
Blue, the self-care in this thread IS taking very real shape, this got me thinking...
It's like we're developing these areas to attend to and the actions to follow... I am SO PROUD of us all!!
Please add to my list, here's what I see. These areas are like bubbles that form a Venn diagram crossing over all over...
Food - yep we ALL need it! Getting it and eating it. Coffee can be a food or a treat lol, let's put it in BOTH sections, why not? We make our own rules after all lol.
Treats - in ANY form. From food to bubblebath to nail polish - yes men paint nails too hey Not_Batman - to anything that sparks joy in us. Treat yourself.
Feelings - attending to our feelings, sharing how we're feeling, being present & kind to ourselves thru whatever we're feeling. You're OK to be ok or to not be ok, it's ALL OK.
You are way more than enough. 💛
Boundaries - seeing a pattern here, hey Tay! Boundaries with family and friends. Rewinding back to US, asking ourselves how we feel when we're in this person's company or after. Ending the call, exiting the group, saying NO. Deciding on how WE will take some control over our time & life. Whether that person is only tolerable in small doses lol or no doses. Maintaining the contact to a level we can cope with.... whatever brings us more peace & happiness.
Time - spending time with ourselves. We need so much time to heal. Writing in a journal or here. Reading, viewing, researching. Doing nothing lol.
Nature - Looking at nature, Blue that pretty Wattle, our dog on the beach J*, the sunshine Sleepy! All that Vitamin D oh yeah! Our birds, the bush, the water, gardens.
Support - calling a helpline, seeing our GP, attending our group, writing on the forums, talking with our therapists. Giving support too as you all do so generously.
Connections - maintaining healthy relationships. Knowing the difference between healthy and unhealthy r/ships. Making new connections. Jumping into the abyss and having the courage, knowing it's paired with a vulnerable feeling! And talking with someone. You don't have to start a business with them lol... just a chat is great.
Actions - so much here already. Yoga, eating, reading, walking, cooking, gardening, observing, intentional stopping and pausing. Being!
Our surroundings - buying those nice sheets or pot plant. Changing things up at home. Moving stuff out. Making our space our own.