Self Care

MegglesMeggles Unicorn.Posts: 726 Incredible Poster
hey guys,
my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.
I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:
  • Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
  • treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
  • make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here.

Comments

  • AifeAife Posts: 941 Moderator
    Hey @Meggles, this thread is a great idea, thanks so much for making it. Self-care and taking some time to look after yourself is really important so here's a few more ideas:

    - Make some popcorn and watch a funny film like Bridesmaids
    - Make a playlist full of up-beat motivational songs
    - Have a pyjama day and watch Netflix all day!
    - Also have to agree with you Meggles with the bathbombs!

  • AbigailAbigail Posts: 346 Rampant Poster
    Aife wrote: »
    Hey @Meggles, this thread is a great idea, thanks so much for making it. Self-care and taking some time to look after yourself is really important so here's a few more ideas:

    - Make some popcorn and watch a funny film like Bridesmaids
    - Make a playlist full of up-beat motivational songs
    - Have a pyjama day and watch Netflix all day!
    - Also have to agree with you Meggles with the bathbombs!
    I agree (Rare I know),
    ​My self-care is a bit different and harder but this is my list
    ~Reading
    ~walking
    ~Listen and play music
    ​~Play with a pet

    Speak soon
    ​Abi.
    Some people think i am unhappy. I'm not. I just approach silence in the world that never stops talking
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 609 Extreme Poster
    Hmmmm, not sure of the difference between self care and indulgence 😂😂

    Either way, they're both important 👌
    So, I guess these are a few of my ideas...

    1) Playing with pets! (Was gonna just put dogs, but even a budgie would do, but good luck walking a budgie) Fun, and gets you outside
    2) Or, stay inside and binge on netflix :)
    3) Deciding enough is enough, and napping through the madness

    And, for when I can remember where I've accidentally hidden my kindle, nothing beats a good book! (Except a good film adaptation of a book, because I'm lazy)
  • MegglesMeggles Unicorn. Posts: 726 Incredible Poster
    These are some fantastic ideas! Hope you 3 look after yourselves today
  • littlebabypandalittlebabypanda Posts: 7 Newbie
    Blow bubbles
    Colouring
    Watching comedy shows
    Solving a Rubik's cube (geeky lol)
    Listening to uplifting music (The Middle by Jimmy Eat World!!!)
  • MegglesMeggles Unicorn. Posts: 726 Incredible Poster
    @hotcocoa your self soothe box would fit in under this thread!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,769,851 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Reading The Mix guide to self-care was so helpful that I've printed the text in full colour and later will stick it on the fridge door. Since our fridge is in constant use by us hungry girls including Mum, it will be a good reminder to take time out for ourselves.

    And make biscuits.
    :yum:
  • AifeAife Posts: 941 Moderator
    Princesa wrote: »
    Reading The Mix guide to self-care was so helpful that I've printed the text in full colour and later will stick it on the fridge door. Since our fridge is in constant use by us hungry girls including Mum, it will be a good reminder to take time out for ourselves.

    And make biscuits.
    :yum:


    ​Hey @Princesa, that's great to hear you found The Mix guide to self-care so helpful. Putting this on the fridge sounds like a great idea! :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,769,851 The Mix Honorary Guru
    At least my family have been reading it since returning from shopping, @Aife Now we can start making progress. :)
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