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LaineLaine Fruit loopGone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
edited January 6 in Positivity Corner

(Stitch sat in the sand turning himself into a sand castle. saying: Woo Self-care)

Hey folks hope you are well! I thought I’d make a post about self care. 

I know it can feel a bit cringe or you may not even think it works but we all could do with some self-care in our daily life and the best part is, there’s so many options to suit everyone! 👍

Here I’m going list some, as well as how to fit some into your daily schedule! :) 

Some of the core benefits include:

-  Prevents stress.
-  Influences emotional health.
-  Helps you take care of others.
-  Allows you to be alone.
-  Soothing.
-  Helps you be productive.
-  Helps improve your immune system.
-  Improves physical health
-  Helps self-esteem.
-  Increases self-knowledge.

All sounds great! 💛 But how do we fit self-care into our lives? It’s easier than you think and you may even be doing it without noticing!

Here’s some (reminder: There are many more just have a google!)

- Journal about you day.
- Make a list of things to help you calm down when overwhelmed.
- Slow. Down.
- Spend time in nature.
- Start your day by reminding yourself what you are grateful for.
- Have healthy sleep schedule.
- Dedicate time to your relationships and improving social skills.
- Relax by doing something fun, relaxing or unproductive.
- Challenge toxic thoughts and beliefs.
- Get in something comfy.
- Try new things and expand comfort zone.
- Take social media and internet breaks.
- Get creative, draw, colour in, write poems etc.
- DO: Take responsibility for what you are responsible for, and aim to meet those.
- DON’T: Take responsibility for what you aren’t responsible for.
- Learn a new skill or hobby.
- Learn to say NO.
- Make an emergency self-care pack. (Find a nice bag or decorate a box to put It in. fill it with things that relax and comforts you, that encourages you, makes you smile, and to pamper you.

 You can find more tips as well some don’ts here: https://psychcentral.com/blog/psychology-self/2020/06/self-care-mental-health#4


 Immediate self care. 💙

- Text SHOUT to 85258 (Or THEMIX to the same number)
- Ring Samaritans on 116 123
- Contact the Mix helpline at 0808 808 4994
- Childine at 0800 1111 or online.
- Use that emergency self-care pack I mentioned earlier.

Take away: Self-care is easy to do and it’s cool! We can all find some time in our daily lives to implement it. Be kind to yourselves! ❤️

If you have any tips offer em below! 


🌈Positive thoughts🌈

"This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

"Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

"I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
Past User_Tech_Addict_GirlAidanAnch0r33SneakylilmochaZen

Comments

  • Past UserPast User Posts: 1,998 Extreme Poster
    Thank you SO much for sharing this Laine. It's great! Try to take note yourself. You're always so kind to others, remember to be kind to yourself too <3
    LaineAidanAnch0r33
  • _Tech_Addict_Girl_Tech_Addict_Girl Posts: 999 Part of The Mix Family
    This is an amazing post Thankyou @Laine🙂
    LaineAnch0r33
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
    Thanks a lot you two! :) ❤️

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
    Anch0r33
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
    Anch0r33
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,988 Boards Guru
    This is great this! I'll have to try some of those ideas, there are probably trees who look after themselves better than I do :lol:
    but idk tho
    LaineAnch0r33
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    edited January 6
    This is an awesome post @Laine thanks so much for sharing. There’s some really good ideas here I think I need to start using. 
    We’re always here if you ever need anything, you’re a wonderful individual and we’re lucky to have you. Have a very happy day.  :)
    LaineAnch0r33
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
    Aw thank you very much @SpaceOtter ! You too ❤️

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
    Past User
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,131 An Original Mixlorian
    Can this be pinned please @The Mix
    It's a good thread and deserves to always be at the top.

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    LaineAnch0r33
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
    Ah thanks GT super glad you like it! 

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Posts: 935 Part of The Mix Family
    Ooooh I've just sent his post! I love it @Laine

    I agree - you do so much for all of us, it's easy to forget to take care of yourself (I'm guilty of this!). 

    I think this resource will really benefit everyone who uses it, thank you for sharing <3
    👁️👄👁️
    Laine
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
    Zen
  • ZenZen Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,968 Extreme Poster
    I love this @Laine! Self-care is incredibly beneficial for you, no matter what. Everyone should make time for self-care, even if it's just 10 minutes in the morning or before you go to bed! As they say, you can't pour from an empty cup!

    I find doing little self-care/self-help worksheets really helpful, they help me to identify what I'm struggling with at the moment and then they help me to make a plan on how I can minimise these issues and look after myself! 

    Here a few links to some! 
    Self-Care Worksheets
    https://positivepsychology.com/self-care-worksheets/

    Self-Care Assessment (Track how much self-care you already do)
    https://www.therapistaid.com/therapy-worksheet/self-care-assessment
    Alis propriis volat 
    Laine
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,131 An Original Mixlorian
    Set myself a couple of self care tasks from this thread. Such as learning to say no (because I'm just working myself into the ground) and to work on a healthy sleep schedule 

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

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