Lucy, The Shining One

It’s the little things

In my group session last night, we were talking about how with all the crap that goes on – in our brains, in our lives, in the world around us and in the world in general – and how it’s really easy to get lost in the negativity and how we get caught in a dark feedback cycle which really isn’t very easy to break. And we talked about how important it is to look after ourselves, to take the time to do things for us, to do the things we like, the things we enjoy, the things that make us feel better. How self-care is good for us.

Being me, I went and made a Self Care spread in my journal, listing out some of the things I can do for myself when I start to feel stressed and overwhelmed. My top items are:

  • go for a walk
  • play with the dog and/or cats
  • do some yoga
  • take a nap
  • dance
  • take a bath
  • have a massage
  • buy fresh flowers
  • listen to some music
  • bake

What do you do for yourself to help combat stress? What are your favourite self-care routines?

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