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Topic: Three self-care things you did today!

  1. ecomama
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    11 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Nice self-care everyone ;-)

    today I self-cared by:

    ~ phoning people I love

    ~ napping after work

    ~ making nutritious foods to eat :-)

    Love EMxxxx

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    13 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    My self-care today....

    ~ kept myself warm in this freezing weather,

    ~ prepared a nice dinner

    ~ had a lovely chat with my Fiance 💜

    Happy self-caring everyone!

    Love EMxxxx

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  3. Learn to Fly
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    15 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Thank you for sharing Guys. You are All and always my endless inspiration.

    So, to add my three pennies:

    - I attempted for the umpteenth time to bake… cookies. I know, it sounds ridiculous but as simple as it is, I can never ever get them right. Today I overbaked them but they still tatsed much better than their predecessors.

    - got a nice cup of jasmine tea

    - and cuddled my dog when the storm hit.

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  4. Mk2692
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    15 October 2021 in reply to Learn to Fly

    Great self care everyone!

    My three self care things were:

    Did my Skin care routine

    Did a Yoga class

    Made a nice cup of tea

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    15 October 2021 in reply to Learn to Fly

    Hey LTF, you know "baking" isn't all that easy.... but you DO know a baker's best friend can be their grater?
    I've been known to grate the sides off of cookies, cakes and muffins lol... gotta keep lots of strategies up your sleeve lol.

    Love your self-caring and am SO HAPPY you get inspiration from the forums, hugs.

    My self-care today:

    ~ did my own thing during work hours because a program was arriving late (again) so some of my weekend will be eaten into.... I beat the system a little, did my own thing and will feel better in spending so much of my own time on work - again...

    ~ had YUMMY leftovers for dinner,

    ~ have been watching my favourite Interior Decorators on YT and got so much inspiration from watching their clips! I won't be spending any money on decorating but I CAN copy some of their design Principles and this excited me no end lol. It spurred me on to re-design my hallway, change some things up in my laundry, (we did the bathroom last week :-), then I got stuck in to the dining room and looked at my kitchen differently too....
    LOTS of cleaning & tidying involved in this lol...

    I'm finally feeling more secure in my surroundings to 'put down roots' and make things more beautiful.

    Love EMxxxx

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  6. ecomama
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    18 October 2021

    My self-care things today:

    ~ went back to bed after waking early, LOVED that extra sleep :-)

    ~ was open and honest with my psych friend about some stuff, esp some things my Counsellor has said... I felt validated and a lot better after the talk,

    ~ continued with my "pretty" house make over, it's been nice to clean up, reduce and minimalise too.

    Love EMxxxx

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  7. quirkywords
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    19 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Selfcare by

    listening to a caring volunteer

    standing up for myself

    listening to myself

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    19 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Beautiful quirky, love the standing up for yourself and listening to yourself.
    So nice you had a sweet interaction today also :-)

    Today I ....

    ~ asked for help several times

    ~ followed my instincts about something and it turned out better than I imagined

    ~ made a difficult phone call for work immediately instead of ruminating for hours over it first. It was very sad, so I had a cry afterwards. I can't help caring so much for the clients I support.

    ~ took time out after that. Got back into scrubbing the walls and listening to POSITIVE Interior Designers talking away.

    Peace to all
    Love EMxxxx

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    22 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Warm shower

    sitting and smelling fragrant flowers

    admitting I needed a rest and knew I was not lazy.

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    25 October 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Today's self-care:

    1) I had a healthy home-made lunch (I have been eating outside a lot so this definitely made me feel better)

    2) Took the time to relax, drink coffee and watch an episode of a show

    3) Tonight I might be going to the movies! That is one of my favourite ways to self-care

  11. Learn to Fly
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    25 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Hi Ecomama,

    Hahaha never thought of those little tricks, will def keep them handy next time I overbake or do some other silly experiments with my cookies.

    And this is so true: you and others are always so very inspirational to me. Find your posts uplifting and giving hope. I am always grateful for those little treasures people decide to share here.

    My self care today:

    - went for a walk and admired the ocean. The surf was very strong today but the weather sunny. The sea looked truly spectacular.

    - whenever I find a moment I immerse myself in a book. I love Australian authors. My recent discovery is “Breath” by Tim Winton. Can’t get enough of it.

    - did my study.

    Love and peace.

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  12. Blue's Clues
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    26 October 2021 in reply to Learn to Fly

    Hi all,

    Great self care and support for each other happening, as usual. Something to be proud of. I haven't visited this thread for a while, but still doing my best to self care. Here's my stuff:

    - Sticking to my tech detox, only checking e-mail, social media and forums twice a day. In moderation using those things can be useful, but it can become compulsive, time consuming and very draining after a while. Maintaining my boundaries with them has done me a lot of good.

    - Meditating daily. Can't say I do it for long or even that I'm especially good at it, but it does interrupt ruts in my thinking and unblock ideas and solutions to problems. That has value.

    - Spending time outside, even if it's just having a coffee in the back yard.

    Blue.

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    26 October 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Hi Blue, thanks for ur self care! It adds a lot to this beautiful thread,

    Today I read a few pages of a new book, seems great and piqued my interest in the author who has written some of my favourites,

    I blew a friend a kiss through the mask when I couldn't speak properly

    I asked for help

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  14. Guest_206
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    28 October 2021 in reply to Sleepy21
    Today I organised and ate dinner, and organised lunch for tomorrow (things I have found really difficult to do lately, with an eating disorder history).
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    28 October 2021 in reply to Guest_206

    Well done guest.

    today I

    Called daughter

    sorted out some books

    Did something I had been putting off

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  16. selfcaresorceress
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    9 November 2021

    Seeing everyone's answers brings joy to my heart :)

    My self-cares of today... *drumroll please*

    1. Did Yoga after a longggg time
    2. Calmed myself down from an anxiety attack and let myself look at some things that made me feel less anxious online
    3. Made a change so S/O and I can communicate better :) - I reckon we're already pretty good but there's nothing wrong with improvement!
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  17. Blue's Clues
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    10 November 2021 in reply to selfcaresorceress

    Hi all,

    Thanks, Sleepy. Great that you're reading a new book, I'm a big bookworm. :) Welcome to Guest and Selfcaresorceress, too, good to have you here. I'm seeing some good self care happening.

    My recent self care stuff:

    - Listening to some new music.

    - Walking more with my partner.

    - Getting more involved with our Warhammer 40K group, playing more games and working on my models.

    - Here's the big one - I've been writing stories. I've barely done any of this in years, so it's a huge breakthrough.

    Blue.

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  18. quirkywords
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    10 November 2021 in reply to selfcaresorceress

    Selfcaresorceress we,vo d, I like your list.

    My selfcare

    buying books from charity shop without feeling guilty

    standing up for myself

    Just enjoying the moment

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  19. selfcaresorceress
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    11 November 2021

    Thank you Blue's Clues! Love the username by the way :) - I appreciate the welcome and congrats on getting back into your writing, that's amazing!

    quirkywords, that means so much! I really like your list too, I'm so proud of you for all of it. None of that is an easy feat and you are a champion for that!

    Here's my self-cares of todayyyy :)

    1. Played games with my younger sister
    2. Looked at old photos and videos which made me happy and nostalgic in a good way
    3. Let myself socialise more since I've been missing that!
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    11 November 2021 in reply to selfcaresorceress

    Went for a walk and tried to engage with the views around me, taking in what I was seeing

    Had a healthy breakfast

    Opened the windows to hear the rain

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  21. Blue's Clues
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    11 November 2021 in reply to selfcaresorceress

    Hi all,

    Great work as usual, everyone. Thanks Selfcaresorceress, for the encouragement/positivity. :) Those are some good self cares - I could afford to take your example and socialise a little more, it's been lacking, lately.

    My most recent:

    - Continuing to write.

    - Coffee dates with my partner.

    - Allowing myself to just do the absolutely necessary household jobs through a period of heightened stress and added workload, instead of obsessing over what it isn't feasible to get done (i.e. giving myself room to do things that help my mental health, not just the stuff that stresses me out).

    Blue.

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    11 November 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    - Took a lunch break.

    - Did some meditation.

    - Went for a walk…

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  23. missep123
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    11 November 2021 in reply to Baljit

    Three self-care things I did today:

    1) Had the ice cream I wanted to have

    2) Watched a show

    3) Went out to dinner with a friend

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  24. Blue's Clues
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    18 November 2021 in reply to missep123

    Hi all,

    Struggling hard on the self care front, this week, but trying.

    - Daily walks with my partner (sadly much of the motivation for this has been procrastinating on necessary tasks we are struggling to face, but walking is in itself healthy, so it sorta counts).

    - Making good food (the necessary cooking has unfortunately been really stressful to maintain, so half self care, half the opposite).

    - Finding new music to listen to (followed by forgetting to listen to it whilst trying to keep up with food requirements, so also kinda half self care, half dismal failure).

    Blue.

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    21 November 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    dont worry yourself too much Blue, a little bit can mean a lot. Sometimes we think too much is not enough.

    I Mowed the lawn in the sunshine

    I had a delicious lunch with my family and mum (i know she is family too)

    I did some welding on a project (my first big welding project mind you)

    The self care i didnt do though, was sunscreen. 🥵

    Not Batman

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  26. missep123
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    21 November 2021 in reply to missep123

    Blue's Clues, we are very proud of you for trying!

    It definitely takes me practice as well! That is why I like posting on this thread.

    Today my self-care:

    1) Had a few peanut m&ms

    2) Watched a show on Netflix

    3) Did some cleaning

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  27. Blue's Clues
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    21 November 2021 in reply to missep123

    Hi all,

    Thanks Missep & Not Batman for the encouragement/understanding. Not Batman, I hope you have some aloe vera around the place, helps a lot with sunburn.

    Today:

    - Another walk with my partner, this time the sun was out, and we reminded ourselves there was nothing aside from making lunch that urgently needed doing when we got home - i.e. walking for enjoyment, not procrastination. We had some energy today, were talking and connecting really well.

    - Like you Missep, got some cleaning done. On my terms, only what I could manage and no more.

    - About to play a game, and look into another I'd like to get.

    Blue.

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  28. Learn to Fly
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    26 November 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Trying my best to take my time to calm myself before overreacting. I was and was not successful.

    The time I spent with my kids.

    Pilates - mat class.

  29. quirkywords
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    27 November 2021 in reply to Learn to Fly

    For 26 Nov

    danced with a 3 year old

    pretend birthday party for a toy dog with 3 year old

    time alone to breathe and reflect

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    28 November 2021 in reply to missep123

    Today:

    1) Had pastries (I didn't restrict myself like I usually would)

    2) Relaxing and playing video games

    3) Did some online shopping

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