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Topic: Three self-care things you did today!

  1. ecomama
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    4 September 2021 in reply to topsy_

    Dear topsy

    I'm sure we ALL equate productivity to self-worth somewhere along that spectrum, it's our societal thing.
    Not to be ashamed of. Please don't think you're thick, clearly you're not! You're a very clever, accomplished person and I barely know you lol.

    Brene also talks about our Shame Forests. Everyone with the capacity for shame has one.

    My self-care last night:

    ~ made a nice dinner

    ~ used my new facial scrub, didn't like it so much but I used it! hahaha.

    ~ went to bed early, enjoyed that my kids were getting a lift home last night. Nice when pay backs happen.

    Enjoyed watching the sun rise this morning with all the beautiful colours of the sky.

    Love EMxxxx

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  2. Sophia16
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    4 September 2021
    Today I prayed, slept in and watched Netflix! even though i have a million assignments due.
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  3. ecomama
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    4 September 2021 in reply to Sophia16

    Hey Sophia16 welcome to the Self-care thread,

    Netflix never looks as good as when assignments are due lol.
    I had a friend once who said even the HOUSEWORK looked like fun when her assignments were due :-~~

    Hope you had a restful day.

    My self-care today:

    ~ went for a walk and played soccer in the park with some of my family, it was nice to see them lol, their dog made this "I love you" sound over and over again, she's missed us too!

    ~ got take away for an early dinner

    ~ had a long nap this afternoon.

    Hope everyone's doing well

    Love EMxxxx

  4. Guest9337
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    5 September 2021 in reply to ecomama

    douglas adams, author of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy a trilogy in 5 parts use to increasingly take increasingly long baths the closer a deadline approached.

    Apparently he was very clean when handing in his works!

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    5 September 2021 in reply to Sophia16
    I have just self cared by rejecting yet another cyber probe. crikey.
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    6 September 2021

    Hi everyone, what a lovely thread of helpful strategies for proactive self care.

    I just wanted to drop a note to say a huge WELL DONE to everyone on here who is taking small but mighty steps to regulate their mental health, care for themselves and find joy in each day. It's certainly a little harder in the times we're living in so it's great to get inspiration from others and hold ourselves accountable.

    For me today my self care was:

    1. A guided mediation track

    2. Went for a run

    3. Digital detox - keeping off social media for the afternoon/evening!

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  7. Sleepy21
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    7 September 2021 in reply to Banksy92

    Hi Banksy,

    I like Ur self care, and digital detox is awesome, nice work ,

    today I,

    Ate slwoly and leisurely while sitting in the sun

    Took a short walk

    Bought some sc treats at the pharmacy, leggings and some makeup

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  8. ecomama
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    7 September 2021 in reply to Banksy92

    Thanks Banksy and Welcome to this thread and the forums.

    Yes it's difficult to maintain a positive outlook during hard times. Your "Digital Detox" made me chuckle lol, I went to a Seminar a few years ago about putting our kids on a Digital DIET hahaha... you can imagine how that went down at home.

    I use my online time here as a Reward almost.

    Nice self-care things everyone.

    Today I -

    ~ spent short bursts in my garden throughout my 'working from home' day, that was nice and very welcome lol,

    ~ asked one of my sons for help this weekend, he said yes! Yay.

    ~ visited my Chiropractor. Gosh he's awesome, not only for adjustments but for well informed views and tips on all things "LIFE".

    Overall the past few days I've given myself "a break" from constantly thinking "I have to do this..." and then "I have to do that ..." ie going with the flow alot more and doing tasks that I CHOOSE to do in the moment instead of creating a messy mind list all the time.
    This comes after a funny conversation I had with a friend who said something like "our minds are the cause of our worst suffering"... of course I could disagree there LOL! But I got the gist and took the next steps for my self, my freedom and creating my own happiness.

    Onwards and UPwards lovely self-caring peeps!

    EMxxxx

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  9. missep123
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    8 September 2021 in reply to missep123

    Today I feel like I needed self-care, especially with a bit of a lock-down slump!

    1) I made a nice home-made lunch. Nutritious and delicious. I feel relaxed when I can watch something on Netflix while I take my time cooking.

    2) I will play my Switch (a staple in my self-care routine)

    3) I may watch some anime with my partner which will make me feel nice and relaxed

    Awesome work with your self-care everyone!

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  10. l'oiseau
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    11 September 2021

    To get out of bed and take on the day, takes courage. I'm always in awe of people who probably jump higher hurdles than me every day.

    Self care today: * some easy gardening * began a novel * did a 2 klm walk and took a small thermos of tea for halfway stop. Happy with myself for that!

    One day at a time everyone. Every gentle and positive word I share with the world, helps heal me.

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  11. ecomama
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    12 September 2021 in reply to l'oiseau

    It does l'oiseau! Little bird? Cute name and a belated Welcome to the Forums. Thankyou for joining in on our Self-care thread!

    Yes missep, AWESOME work everyone. High five little lady!

    Today my self-care will be:

    ~ going to the Dentist. P.son needs some work too, so we're both going.

    ~ coming on to the Forums and keeping to the positive threads :-)

    ~ if I'm well enough after the dentist, I'll get back into my garden of course! If I'm not, I'll have a nap.
    Perhaps I'll do BOTH, IDK.

    Have a great day everyone!

    Love EMxxxx

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  12. b_nderz
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    19 September 2021

    Thing is, uhmmm, not doing well. won't burden my friends with my problem.

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  13. ecomama
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    19 September 2021 in reply to b_nderz

    Hey b_nderz, welcome to the forums.

    I think that's part of why these forums exist, so we can share any issues we face and express ourselves. Hopefully finding some healing in doing so.

    Self-care is part of that healing process.

    My self-care recently:

    ~ eating well

    ~ Sleeping!

    ~ enjoying time in my garden.

    Love EMxxxx

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  14. Jstar49
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    22 September 2021

    Hey all,

    welcome to new posters, and I hope you feel comfortable to open up and share where you’re at. Even tho this thread has the positive focus of self care, we all know that some days are wirad than others, so just popping on and saying hi can be great self care.

    I was feeling down today, so I gathered my courage and rang a friend, which cheered me up a lot.
    My daughter and I are feeling disappointed about not being able to go camping, cos the LGA went into lockdown (Nsw) so we’re going to treat ourselves to a massage tmw. My fave self care!

    made 3 different salads to have for dinner tonite- super yum! Also asked for help cooking, cos I needed it. That’s a good self care trick for me, as I find it hard to ask for help.

    Good job everyone, keep it coming!
    cheers,

    J*

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  15. Guest9337
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    23 September 2021 in reply to Jstar49

    I self cared today by noting i arose tired, then I still did a few things, then went back to bed for sleep for 3 hours.

    I self cared today by putting on socks and uggboots before heading out back.

    I self cared today by not pulling in front of the hasty driver around a round about.

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  16. missep123
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    24 September 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    My self-care today:

    1) Ate pizza! I haven't had it in a while so that made me happy.

    2) Watched an episode of a Korean drama.

    3) I will make sure to disconnect from studying today to make sure I relax and play my game on the Switch

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    25 September 2021 in reply to missep123

    Sc today

    I spoke to my health care worker

    I was OK to keep to myself to Recover from stressful few days

    I ate some fresh fruits that I enjoy

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  18. Guest9337
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    26 September 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    I walked in a warm sunny park with wife and took photos.

    I rode my mountain bike for about an hour.

    We are having a vegan meal for tea.

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  19. manpreetrockerji
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    27 September 2021
    i did yoga, took some green tea, and now going for a jog at night
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    28 September 2021 in reply to manpreetrockerji

    Hi all

    Today I

    Wore some bright colours

    Opened up the blinds and

    Made my bed

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  21. ecomama
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    30 September 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    WOW GREAT SELF-CARE beautiful people!

    Everyone's doing so well identifying the self-care they're doing, very impressive! lol.

    My self-care involves coming ON to the forums at times.
    Other times it means staying OFF the forums for a while.

    Bit like chocolate? lol.

    Lately my self-care has involved:

    ~ eating great home made food,

    ~ doing HEAPS of gardening!

    ~ organising my spaces better and WOW I've really impressed myself lololol. On one hand having a huge home and property is a pain in the rear lol and on another level there's always PLENTY to do!

    ~ finding lots of cute and awesome Tiny Home and Green YouTube channels, I LOVE being immersed in these as I get about my house and garden work.

    ~ really connecting with nature in my garden spaces. Taking moments to sit and absorb all the beauty of nature.

    Now what I'm avoiding for my own self-care:

    ~ communicating with others via phone. I reduced this once I worked out that so many people (like EVERY ONE) is so angry. I can't subscribe to it atm, my MH is too precious.

    ~ I already avoid ALL social media and news, it's BLISSFUL lol.

    ~ junk food.

    I've dealt with some confronting things too during this time, so my methods are working for me.

    Have a BEAUTIFUL day everyone!

    Love EMxxxx

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  22. Learn to Fly
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    30 September 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Hello Beautiful People

    My self care today…

    One hour cardio workout.

    Followed by a nice hot shower.

    Followed by a basil pesto pasta. Pesto was the besto today.

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  23. missep123
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    7 October 2021 in reply to missep123

    My three self-care things:

    1) Had a relaxing cup of coffee

    2) I will have a very yummy lunch

    3) I will make sure to relax and unwind tonight after a long day of study by watching Korean dramas

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  24. Maria.B
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    7 October 2021 in reply to Sophia16

    Hi Sophia 16,

    What you did was really fantastic! It's such a nice feeling when I start my day with a prayer and meditation. It refreshes me. If I may share, I normally call a one day off every week ( which I tag as "me time" where I do the top 3 things:

    1. Go for a walk for an hour and shop around (if not in lockdown).

    2. Pamper myself with the food I like (not in big amounts) and buy my favorite scents (soap, lotion, creams). At times, have a coffee date with a friend.

    3. Watch a good feel movie or read a book.

    We really need to be on "self-care" regularly.

    Have a good one and thank you for what you shared.

    Maria.B

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    7 October 2021 in reply to Maria.B

    Hello happy BB self-carers!

    You're so funny LTF, "pesto was the besto" lol. I BET it was! So yum.

    Hey missep, sweet things as per usual!

    A warm welcome to Maria.B. Thankyou for posting your favourite self-care on our thread. Those are awesome!

    My self-care for today:

    ~ feeling important enough to speak directly with my big boss. She was beautiful in her responses.

    ~ used some free vouchers for a take away dinner which is SO welcome! Doing so many lock down meals from scratch for my big family, with all else going on has been tough. This was a fun break.

    ~ spent a few hours in my garden after work (surprise surprise lol). Chose to pretty up a spot that's been bugging me. I'm so grateful I'm FINALLY at the point in some spaces of my garden where I can pretty things up.
    Got LOADS of stuff for the composts all over again lol.

    Happy self-caring everyone,
    Love EMxxxx

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    8 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Today I am

    having Pyjama day

    listening to podcasts and Ted talks

    just getting over a stressful and hectic few weeks

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    9 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Nice ones quirky, good on you :-)

    My self-care for today:

    ~ went back to bed to rest my injured back

    ~ accepted help from my family to do simple tasks

    ~ took some magnesium, zinc and liposomal Vitamin C to help my healing

    Have a relaxing night everyone
    Love EMxxxx

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  28. Guest9337
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    11 October 2021 in reply to missep123

    I self cared by rejecting a family members isolating and silencing of me upon a website. They have had me banned it seems!

    I self cared by having a great two hour chat with a local independent parliamentary candidate.

    I self cared by going to be early and arising early too!

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  29. Guest9337
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    11 October 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    i self care by breathing

    i self care by crying

    i self care by asking questions

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    11 October 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    Self. Care is

    eating a mandarin

    walking in the rain

    thinking before reacting

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