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pink pearl

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« on: June 30, 2017, 09:41:46 PM »
Some of my favorite self-care things to do:
1. polish toes and nails (pedicure/manicure, done by me)  ;)
2. hydrate (not always good at this one)  49<>
3. get stuff done (yes, i consider this to be self-care for me - maybe i like to feel a little bit crazy)
4. draw pictures  57<> ...yyyaayyy

I'm not a very good sleeper (insomnia), so I won't include "getting rest".  ::)


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Re: self-care
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 04:07:35 PM »
Sometimes it is a good thing to take a few moments of "break" when you need it. Being able to think (even if you're sitting in a noisy setting), can be helpful and refreshing.

It's kind of odd that there have been times when I can think more easily when I'm in a noise-cluttered environment.

My suggestion is:

Whenever you have a chance, try sitting down for a few minutes (on a park bench, at the shopping mall, in your vehicle, at the airport, at home, when you're working, with your lunch, wherever), and just try to quiet your thoughts and your brain in general.

I'm sure that you have heard this mentioned hundreds of times. By therapists, friends, relatives, strangers, people on tv, ministers or priests...

Since my mind can become quite noisy and distracting, I have found this exercise to be helpful.