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Topic: Three self-care things you did today!

  1. Sleepy21
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    9 November 2020 in reply to ecomama
    ur doing great em
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    9 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    OH WELL DONE YOU Sleepy getting some beauty products!
    I wanna know what they are lol!

    Thanks for saying I'm doing well. Bit topsy turvy with Yvette's talk just now. I was almost asleep! And she came in to tell me some pretty new info.
    I was already feeling today was a bit much with work news AND dear neighbours moving :-( so sad about that.

    My darling chicken is sleeping near me in bed lol!
    LOVELY she decided to get well and hang about for longer. Love that.

    Love EM

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    10 November 2020

    hi all -

    had a beautiful fresh smoothie

    laughed with some friends i've made at the smoothie store - talked about starsigns!

    read the newspaper and got up-to-date with news

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    10 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Sleepy LOVE YOUR WORK!

    Today I:

    * caught up on designer tips by our very own BB interior design team lol!

    * spoke with an old friend for ages tonight and she's coming to stay when the Qld border opens YAY!

    * sorted out my Return and Earn stuff and decided today that that money is going into a SELF-CARE jar, just for me... now let's see if that works. Lord knows what I'll get! Maybe cheap perfume lol or save up long time for my expensive hand cream.... IDK.
    I'll have a car full so I might get $10 this week lol, I'll let you all know. :-))

    LOVE EM

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    12 November 2020 in reply to ecomama

    listened to an audio book on the way to work. Helps to take the mind off other things and focus on imagination.

    Got a compliment today on a productivity tool i programmed from one of my colleagues. I got quite overwhelmed with emotion to the point where i started to tear up when they left my office. Suffice to say, that is a confidence boost i needed. So i pat myself on the back.

    day isnt over yet, so at least 1 more self care thing to go.


    Not_Batman

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    12 November 2020 in reply to Not_Batman

    Hi Not_Batman

    Lovely that you felt good after getting that compliment at work.

    My self-care for today:

    1. had a Counselling appointment

    2. spoke with a friend

    3. met my new friend at the Cafe but didn't take my poodle. He stayed home to mind my daughter lol.

    EMxxxx

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    12 November 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Hi EM.

    It was short lived. :(

    i havent been to a cafe in so long. I miss the atmosphere, and strong smell of coffee.

    Not_Batman

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    12 November 2020 in reply to Not_Batman

    thanks so much for sharing EM and Not_batman

    today i - read a book

    - ate some strawberries

    - did some grounding and breathing

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    12 November 2020 in reply to Not_Batman

    Why Not_Batman?

    what do you mean it was short lived?

    xxxxEM

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    12 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    HI Sleepy!

    Noice!

    You're doing really well with your self-care.

    xxxxEM

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    12 November 2020 in reply to ecomama
    Booked a motel for a couple nights

    Swam laps in the big pool

    Treated myself to beef nachos and some alcoholic beverages
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    12 November 2020
    yay all!
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    13 November 2020 in reply to monkey_magic

    Your trip sounds like it was AWESOME monkey_magic!

    Yay!

    EMxxxx

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    13 November 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Stayed in bed longer than normal and read

    focussed on what I had done

    laughed about forgetting something instead of berating myself.

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    13 November 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    Hey quirky!

    Thankyou for posting your self-care things!
    WOW you reminded us that replacement thinking is a self-care thing!

    LOVE YOUR WORK! lol.

    My 3 self-care things:

    * bundled my list of errands and did them all in one (long) hit..

    * finally went to Return and Earn and got $27.90 which is AWESOME. This was supposed to be for my self-care jar but it'll have to go towards Christmas presents for the kids and grandkids.

    * got to have a quick visit and a cuppa with my daughter - SO NICE!

    Love EM

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    13 November 2020 in reply to ecomama

    yay em well done getting so much done in an easy way

    Good work all - you're superstars.
    - bought a new fluffy towel

    -took a break from the neighbours , will say hi to them later but i needed some space

    - hot shower and washed hair

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    13 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Great work, all. EM, I'm curious about this return and earn. Is that can & bottle recycling, or something else?

    Today, I:

    - Made muesli and yoghurt.

    - Got the payoff from some earlier self-care, my fancy D&D and Warhammer 40K dice arrived, and they're gorgeous.

    - Decluttered a bit.

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    14 November 2020 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Yes! Great work everyone! we are NAILING this self-care thang hahaha... going great everyone.
    Hugs!

    Sleepy oh yeah boundaries... aren't they SO important as we begin to tune into when it's a good time to leave? lol.

    Blue - OMG you would LOVE Return and Earn!
    I'll pop over to your Managing money thread and spill it out there.

    My 3 self-care things haven't really begun today really.... I'll be back!

    Love EM

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    14 November 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Bouncing back after last week. Ugh!!

    - played a video game last night
    -had a sleep in this morning (for 30 mins)

    - fixed a paddock fence.

    -seeing my sister for the fist time since january today (stupid COVID)

    Not_Batman

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    14 November 2020

    Hey EM - boundaries - so important. It's easy to not go to things or just go even if u dont want to - i can do that. But leaving is a real challenge. To just check out when we need it - no need for a fancy excuse. Learning as I go :)
    How are u?

    Today I -

    - watched an episode of a tense drama (loved it)

    - Listened to a podcast

    - Sent a message to a person who is caring and has not heard for me for a while

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  21. Blue's Clues
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    15 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    EM, have found your post on Return & Earn. Good stuff. Not_Batman, glad this week is looking a bit more positive for you. Glad you're getting a handle on boundaries, Sleepy.

    Today I:

    - Got out in the garden and got the grass cut. Feeling good about that.

    - Gave myself a pedicure. Toenails are now alternating bright pink and rose gold. :)

    - Am about to fire up Jade Empire on the PC. An old game, but a delightful one.

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    15 November 2020

    so loving the alternating toenails - yassss

    Hope everyone's self-care is good. Nice one having a cuppa with ur daughter EM (few posts back).

    - Had a mindful cup of tea outside, felt the breeze. Warm and sweet tea :)
    - Went easy on myself during a difficult time - did things in small bits

    - Texted to get clarity about a commitment, as it was stressing me out not being 100 perent certain what was happening

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    15 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Wow peeps, I can see the "tone" of our self-care getting LIGHTER!

    Thankyou everyone for pointing out when things get tough and how you dealt with it, like WOW again. It's really humbling being part of this for everyone.

    Heartfelt HUGS!

    We're doing SO WELL! I'm so proud of everyone and myself too - why not.

    My 3 self-care things:

    * man did I have a tough morning, woke up real yucky. Decided to tell my BF exactly how I was feeling and he was able to say everything I needed to feel loved, validated, stable and idk just accepted.
    I'm so lucky to have him.

    * made the excellent move of doing revolting paperwork for my son ALL IN ONE HIT. I smashed it out, all 18 blerghhh pages of it!
    That's exposure therapy, bonding my relationship with son and self-care by "doing it NOW".

    * had a wonderful relaxing bath using all the great scrubby things I could find lol! Watching an awesome home makeover show and continued by reorganising my bathroom lol! (Yah I know you're proud of me Blue! lol minimising... yeehah!)

    Feeling alot better now.

    Love EM

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  24. Blue's Clues
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    16 November 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Thanks Sleepy. I forget the toenails sometimes, and when I look down and see them, it makes me smile. Glad I did it. Great work EM (you bet I'm proud of you minimising, haha), and I agree, it's great to see everyone's honesty about hard times and coping strategies. :)

    On here to remind myself to do the self care, as mood and energy are a bit lacking today. So here's my effort so far:

    - Emptied my waste station. Feel a bit better with less mess.

    - The inevitable quiet sit down with coffee. Blue need coffee.

    - Bird snuggles. Sir Pecks is singing his little heart out on my shoulder as I type.

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    16 November 2020 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Very cute! I went to a store today and the girl at the counter had her nails painted each one a different colour - they weren't subtle at all - like primary colours, bright blues and red... I thought it looked absolutely amazing and punk :)

    - bought 3 vintage tshirts!

    -called re eyebrow appointments - this woman uses BEESWAX intead of waxing strips- is this different/special. She seemed to think it was.

    - Napped and slept and let mself rest after a hard previous week


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    17 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    hey peeps!

    - went to the library and borred a stack of books and one magazine

    - had a nice smoothie with my friend

    - cancelled an appointment which required me to travel in peak traffic, took things at my own pace today

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    18 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Hi everyone, what a fine job of self-care this team is doing, even when we don't want to do it! lol.

    Today I:

    * woke up early for a before work meeting.

    * ate vegies and a home made noodle dish for lunch.

    * will be spoilt to night by daughter buying us take away for dinner lol.

    Some times self-care means we say YES to things.

    Some times self-care means we say NO to things too.

    It's okay to be OKAY!

    Yes I wrote that just the way it is.
    We can be okay, okay?

    Love EM

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    18 November 2020 in reply to ecomama

    awesome self care EM and enjoying time with ur daughter over a meal is also gorgeous

    i love that - it's okay to be okay.

    today i -stood up for myself when I was being overlooked in a store

    - had the best chai!

    - read a book

    - had a nice conversation with a man in an old-style second handbookstore

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    18 November 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Yes it's OKAY to be OKAY, okay?

    Lol... reminds me of that kid's rhyme one one was a racehorse...

    I'm a liking your BOUNDARIES Sleepy!
    Yeah stand up for yourself. Well done!

    I never used to do that either, but I do NOW.

    Also before I'd wait forever at street crossings... now I say to someone next to me "safety in numbers, let's go!" and we laugh as we make a move.

    Stepping out of our comfort zone is OKAY! You can feel pretty proud of yourself for that Sleepy.
    Hope you do too!

    lol.... noice one.

    PS: we ate far too much Chinese food tonight... it was yum!

    Love EM

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    19 November 2020 in reply to ecomama

    yes boundaries are so important :) yay Em you got it

    - put on makeup

    - Read a book

    - chilled out on the couch after a hot day - blinds down and some breathing space

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