Self care

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I know they say self care is important with any mental illness. I frankly suck at it. I don’t know how to do it. And I think that’s a problem. Anyone have examples of what they do for self care?

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6 thoughts on “Self care

    blahpolar said:
    April 1, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Hmmm. I’m shit at it too. Not sure what of this fits, but here you go anyway …

    Planning and prioritising a list of treatments/things to do re bipolar.
    Even if I’m broke, make sure I cook myself a really nice meal once a month.
    I only have a shower now, but I used to think of long lazy hot baths as bliss.

      socialworkerangela responded:
      April 2, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      I agree I should make a plan for when I really need self care thanks for suggestions

    Rachel Brown said:
    April 2, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I wash my face. Like, really wash it with a decent cleanser and fancy serums and moisturizers. Along with writing every day, it’s the only thing I consistently do that makes me feel like I’m investing in my self (unless you count the people looking at me :).

      socialworkerangela responded:
      April 2, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      I love that idea to pamper myself thanks I like to put makeup on but am too tired in the morning I should make a point to do it to feel better about myself

    morgueticiaatoms said:
    April 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I give myself a “mental health day” on occasion. It’s like a sick day, only for my mind. I will allow myself a couple of drinks when things get really bad (it can quell the anxiety and put me to sleep so I wake up in a better space). The true luxury, and I mean RARE luxury, is a daytime nap. It’s like a reboot for your brain but I have to battle the feeling of being slothful when taking a nap.
    But it is important to take self care. We’re programmed to think it’s selfish but the fact is, we can’t be there for those who need us, including ourselves, if we don’t take care of ourselves.

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