Self care

This is what I need to learn to do today and other days when I struggle with life….

Self Care
1. Consciously teach yourself to relax, and practice relaxation as soon as you feel stressed.
2. Pay attention to what you eat and drink.
3. A warm shower or bath can help our muscles to relax, and can help ease the tension in our body and mind.
4. Talking with someone who accepts us as we are – and is nonjudgmental – is highly therapeutic.
5. Recognise that there are things that are outside our control – and there are some situations that we simply cannot change.
6. Reward and indulge yourself with things that you enjoy so you feel respected and valued as a person. (For example, buy some clothes you love, or get your hair and nails done)
7. Make an effort to establish and maintain a work/ life balance. You need to make time for your hobbies, and to hang out with your friends.
8. Organise your time, and prioritise your tasks. You’ll feel a lot less anxious if you get things done on time.
9. Recognise that you have limits and enforce your boundaries. If you live with too much pressure you will end up overwhelmed.
10. Keep a sense of humour – smile and laugh throughout the day.


2 thoughts on “Self care

  1. I am learning the value of self care.

    In your teens you think you have it all figured out…doesn’t matter what “it” is.

    In your 20s you feel invisible. Work all day, late nights playing pool and listening to music, and back to work on 3 hours of sleep. You’re living life, man. Eating nachos and a giant slurpee from 7-11 at 2am.

    Here I am in my 30s. Striving to find a balance between success at work, enjoying a functional family, and maintaining my “self” (my physical health, hobbies, education).

    I have a hard time with so many of your points above; I could give you at least one excuse why I don’t deserve that particular point.

    And that is why I am on antipsycotics and see a therapist every week.

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