HI J* and HI pl515p1 (maybe I'll just call you Phoebe lol... another pretend name would do, if you have any suggestions!)
And a wave to all the other self-care peeps too!
Thankyou both for your posts.
J* you wrote so much truth about ppl who are caring for others... it's VERY hard but what would we do without these treasured people in our lives hey?
It's just what we do... with a BIG BUT and that BUT is self-care.
Trying some "radical self-care" might be in store for ALL of us as we go through the thoughts and feelings this season can bring. Yes you can Google it, it's actually a thing lol.
You MIGHT like to try a NEW TRADITION for this season and weekly or daily if you choose.
I began this thread BECAUSE my Counsellor had told me I had to do MORE self-care, then it was reinforced later with another family crisis, when I spoke to a 1800RESPECT trauma psych, when she said "RADICAL SELF-CARE" and about that loud too lol!!!
Making a habit of doing these also. ESPECIALLY in times of struggle.
I really love all the random acts of kindness you put out there Phoebe. You have NO IDEA how much you may have brightened someone's day. I started a RAOK thread but it's since fallen away.
Being kind to ourselves and giving to OURSELVES can be almost impossible in our minds but doing any things that spark joy for us will surely help us in our healing journeys.
The funeral I went to today was really beautiful.
My day is still going with swapping cars around, 2 broken down in our family and it's wreaked havoc atm and will do so for weeks.
Tomorrow lol... my self-care includes visiting the dentist again for pretty major surgery.
I hope I can see straight to post tomorrow lol!
But today I am grateful for the funny, silly, gorgeous relationships I have with others.
I can smile pretty wide because of those.