The Importance Of Self-Care
Updated: Aug 3, 2022
Within many days of dealing with mental illness, I have had to become proficient in self-care tools. Some days are meant for just getting by, maybe taking a shower is the most you can get yourself to accomplish. Other days will be filled with more energy and then you can get more things done. Tasks are patient, they will wait for us. Some days will be spent on the couch or in bed and some days will be packed with activity. Recognizing when I need some self-care in my life is a lesson I learned along the way.
Take a nap.
Take it easy.
Call a supportive loved one.
Visit a salon.
Get a massage.
Light a candle and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
Buy yourself flowers.
Cuddle with a pet.
Read a book or listen to a podcast.
Play a game on your phone, do a crossword puzzle or any puzzle, or color in an adult coloring book.
Take a bath.
Put lotion on your body.
Exercise, even if it's just a walk around the block.
Watch a movie or episode of a show.
Be patient, gentle, and kind with yourself just as you would to a dear friend.
Take good care,
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." -- Helen Keller