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Three self-care things you did today!

ecomama
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We can do it BBers, we can do self-care.

Sleepy21 pointed out research that shows self-care REALLY helps!

Please share what you do for self-care so we can get inspiration, ideas and motivation to do it too.

Best wishes
EM

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ecomama
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OKAY I'll go first:

1. Cried when I needed to

2. Made a healthy dinner

3. Put face cream on

EM

1. Ate a salad

2. Had a snooze

3. Quality time with mum

Guest_1643
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Hey all...

i love this thread

a few self-care things i've been doing

1) following what i learn in hospital and presenting my meals nicely - more appealing and "treat" like.

2) short walks

3) reading the newspaper

4) having a podcast going in the background so I can tune in and out and relax

Not_Batman
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Mowed the lawns

played with the dogs

Stood back and admired the renovations i have done.

Not_Batman

Guest_1643
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Have noticed a lot of resistance coming up to self-care....

feeling like somehow it's like i've done enough self care etc... putting pressure on myself to not need it.
at those times i probably need it more than ever.

ecomama
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I'm hearing you Sleepy21 loud and clear. I never think I've done enough self-care... I just resist doing it completely!

BIG struggle for me.

I love your presenting food like a treat one lol! Never thought of that.
I always forget about podcasts.. hmm.

monkey_magic - lovely spending quality time with mum... awww.

Wow Not_Batman - what a set of achievements today! I think you are Batman with super powers like that! Lol. Well done you.

Thanks guys! Lots of inspiration already!
EM

ecomama
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My self-care things today:

1. drank lots of water

2. ate a good lunch

3. had hugs with my pets

4. had a nap

EM

Guest_1643
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hot drink while sitting outside

took some time for myself when some very chatty neighbours wanted to talk to me (sorry, not today lol)

put on a snug jumper

(these are hard to write)

(i'm not good at this).

great to work on this 🙂

Butterfly20
Community Member

My self care today:

- had a shower

- finished cleaning the house and did all laundry

- listened to guided meditation

- did mindspot course for anxiety/depression