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Topic: Three self-care things you did today!

  1. quirkywords
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    30 December 2021 in reply to Guest_1643

    For self care

    I did something by myself and felt proud

    I accepted gifts with out saying you should not have

    I had a chocolate without guilt.

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  2. godless
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    1 January 2022 in reply to quirkywords
    I stopped dwelling about my habit of dwelling, I give myself permission to dwell, I am finish admonishing myself for dwelling
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    1 January 2022 in reply to godless

    Slept in

    gave books away

    ate a salad

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    1 January 2022 in reply to quirkywords

    Watched a current movie to see if I liked it after seeing a lot of positive hype and attention

    ordered some pretty shoes online

    Called a helpline when was a bit shaky

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    3 January 2022

    Sat with a big bowl of grapes out of the refrigerator...crunchy and cool and refreshing

    Air dried my hair with some treatment

    Rested on couch with cosy cushions

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    3 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1643

    Selfcare

    Ate cherries I was given

    Sorted out books

    watched a doco

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    10 January 2022 in reply to quirkywords

    Self-care today:

    1) Made myself some honey lemon ginger tea - so comforting!

    2) Decided I was going to be lazy today and just spend the morning watching Netflix - I loved it!

    3) I will make sure I go to the gym tonight because I always feel better after exercising

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    10 January 2022

    Did an aloe Vera skin mask and felt the calming and anti inflammatory benefits

    Watched a rom com with good dialogue

    Was honest and vented with my mh professional, which felt good and made me feel better

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    10 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1643

    smelt lavender

    ate fruit cake

    rested while watching a movie about bookselers.

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    11 January 2022 in reply to quirkywords

    Drove to a park for a phone consult so I had somewhere nice to relax before/after/during the call

    Made a healthy salad for lunch

    Completed some little jobs I have put off for ages

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    14 January 2022 in reply to missep123

    - Going through my clothes and de-cluttering, makes me feel productive!

    - Going to relax with a cup of tea and Netflix soon

    - Will cook dinner for my family which is very important self-care for me

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    16 January 2022 in reply to missep123

    Today I will:

    1) try to make myself a matcha latte

    2) see my friend and hang out!

    3) go out to dinner

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    27 January 2022 in reply to missep123

    Today for self-care:

    1) Went through my clothes to see what I would like to give away

    2) Watched Netflix

    3) Ate relatively healthy

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    28 January 2022 in reply to missep123

    Asked for help

    stood up to a controlling person

    put my feet up after a long day

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    30 January 2022 in reply to missep123

    Good on you @quirkywords for asking for help and standing up to a controlling person! I know it can be really hard to do that.

    Today for self care:

    1) Drank tea and relaxed while watching Netflix - was trying to be mindful while I was watching and not let my mind ruminate

    2) Tonight I will journal - something I have incorporated into my self-care routine recently

    3) I will make healthy home-cooked meals for lunch and dinner

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    3 February 2022 in reply to missep123

    went out for lunch with my sister to celebrate her birthday.

    went out for a walk with my dog.

    read a book.

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    13 February 2022 in reply to Learn to Fly

    1) I will have my matcha latte today

    2) I will play some Pokemon on my switch

    3) I will make sure to spend some time in the sun

  18. Blue's Clues
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    17 March 2022 in reply to missep123

    I got a timely reminder that this thread exists. Maybe others need it to come back into the spotlight, too. Things have been really difficult lately and remembering self care has been nigh impossible. Maybe some accountability would make it easier, I dunno. Here goes, anyway.

    - Tried out an acceptance meditation. Sitting with the revolting stuff I'm feeling instead of following my instinct to fight it off. Good for me? Yes. Easy? No.

    - Watching stuff on Netflix to just give my brain a break.

    - Took time off work. Very needed right now.

    Blue.

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    18 March 2022 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Blue - so proud of you for trying acceptance meditation! I also find this very challenging to do but very helpful. I need to train my brain to do this also!

    Today my self-care:

    1) Sleeping in

    2) Having my daily matcha latte

    3) Watching things on Netflix

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  20. Blue's Clues
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    18 March 2022 in reply to missep123

    Thanks Missep. Definitely challenging! Worthwhile though, I think. Good work on your self care.

    Another really difficult day for me today; I'm not well, my partner is in hospital and even one of my birds needed an unexpected vet visit today. I am notorious for forgetting the self care things when I need them most (I have ADHD to thank for that, I forget so much I need to remember), but I'm trying. Here's what I've got:

    - Extended my time off work to cope with everything going on.

    - Put on some incense before bed last night.

    - Put on some mellow jazz instead of posting on here in silence. Music is so important to me, but I've even been forgetting that, lately. Fighting the good fight, to remember these things.

    Blue.

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  21. Jstar49
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    19 March 2022 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Hi all

    Blue I agree. Remembering to put music on is so great- good on you! It’s such a mood changer hey. I rarely get to do it at home as the noise space is usually being taken up, but Aretha Franklin has made an appearance lately during washing up - what a legend!

    Today I bought myself a pair of Levi’s instead of only thinking about others.
    I also bought T some new clothes that she loves- that almost feels like self care!

    enjoying time away in the city, doing something different. The self care part was following thru with it despite opposition. Good to remember that I can meet my own needs. Instead of waiting for someone else to bring me flowers....

    love this thread

    J*

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  22. quirkywords
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    20 March 2022 in reply to Jstar49

    Three self care things

    packed my bag as I was procrastinating

    Ate a piece of cake with no guilt

    took a break when I felt tired

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  23. Blue's Clues
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    20 March 2022 in reply to Jstar49

    Hi all,

    Great to see this thread come back to life again, it's good to check in and think about the stuff we're doing for ourselves, and get ideas from each other. J*, good thing I stopped in here, I forgot about music again. Time to turn some on. Aretha Franklin is good.

    Today:

    - Had a really good conversation with my partner about how we can recognise and communicate our needs better, clarify our roles and what sort of support we each need, and how we can help each other more effectively to get that support. It was really productive.

    - Revisited the idea of ordering ready made vegetarian meals. I've looked before and the options were seriously limited (as in, very few choices and lacking vital nutrients in most meals). Some more companies and options have sprung up since I last looked and may actually be viable this time (if a bit expensive, that's another hurdle to work on).

    - Broadened my search for support as a carer.

    Blue.

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  24. Learn to Fly
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    23 March 2022 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Bought and started to use a new face cream (I’m usually hopeless when it comes to skin care…)

    Prepared a nice smoothie loaded with some goodies.

    Cuddled with my kids.

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    24 March 2022 in reply to Learn to Fly

    Had a bit of a sad night the other night - my old habit of self-doubt crept in and I had a bit of a cry the other night. My partner was so sweet and just held me and listened to me. I am usually a very happy person but I know that sometimes I will have a low night and just have to remember that the next day is a new day. I am already starting to feel better. Yesterday was a big self-care day for me where I was just very gentle on myself and made sure to re-charge my batteries. Top three things I did were:

    1) Stayed on the couch and watched Netflix and Disney Plus with my family! I barely moved but I was feeling happier spending quality time. I didn't push myself or be tough on myself for being 'lazy'.

    2) Made my daily cacao drink! I think this has been a little self-care ritual that has been helping me

    3) Cooked my family lunch! That was nice. I really like cooking I find it very relaxing and satisfying to have a yummy end product come out of it!

    Rock on everyone - I love reading all your self-care posts and I can really see so much strength!

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    24 March 2022 in reply to missep123

    Sorry to hear you had a sad sad recently missep123, I agree though that it is okay for this to happen sometimes and its great you had someone to support you through it.

    I've been a bit anxious myself lately, so trying to increase my self care. Today I have/will...

    1. Done 10 minutes of diaphragmatic breathing

    2. Went for a walk in the morning

    3. Will go to a yoga class this evening

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  27. Blue's Clues
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    30 March 2022 in reply to Banksy92

    Hi all,

    Great work everyone, recognising when you're struggling and taking steps to be kind to yourselves. Ol' Blue is starting to bounce back from being in a real bad place. Trying to remind myself to keep up the self care so I don't slip backward. Here's mine:

    - Ordered those ready meals I was on about, even though I was a bit worried about the expense. The time and lessening of stress they have given us is invaluable.

    - Went out with my partner to celebrate my work roster improving, and followed it up with some nature time.

    - Made the decision to get a dishwasher (part 2 of domestic restructuring, after getting those meals). And decided on a date to get it done by, so it actually happens.

    Blue.

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    31 March 2022 in reply to Blue's Clues

    I'm very low on energy today, thinking I may be getting sick :( So my self care was very gentle...

    1. A took a nap

    2. Deep breathing exercise

    3. Small walk with the dog

    Hope everyone is doing well

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  29. missep123
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    31 March 2022 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Proud of everyone for being gentle on themselves!

    Yesterday I was unproductive but today I made sure to reinforce my self-care routine:

    1) Matcha and cacao drinks - holding the mug in my hand and the process of making it is very comforting to me!

    2) Watching Korean dramas

    3) Taking a warm shower

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  30. Blue's Clues
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    1 April 2022 in reply to missep123

    Hi all,

    Hope you're feeling a bit better, Banksy. Here's my stuff:

    - Tackled a bunch of housework yesterday that was bothering me.

    - Made some delicious oat and chia biscuits.

    - Let myself have a pyjama day today. No jobs beyond making coffee and maybe a load of washing. After that, just Netflix or video games and getting into those biscuits I made.

    Blue.

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