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Self-care is so important nowadays. I know, it sounds like I’m merely parroting what other people say, but sometimes, you just have to do you.
- Listen to that one song. Repeat.
- Talk to a friend. Or pet. (Wait, those are synonyms)
- Comfort food
- Fold laundry (repetition + productivity = calm)
- Write. Or draw.
- Play like a kid. Silly putty, bubbles, Lego, cartoons, coloring…
- Make your bed. Fresh sheets!
- Drink cocoa by the fireplace. Don’t forget the marshmallows!
- Look up funny memes
- Compliment someone and watch their face light up.
- Take a shower. Better yet, soak in the tub with a magazine
- Read a book. Bonus points if it has pictures.
- Make something without caring whether it’s “good”
- Have a good cry, but keep it short. Use the expensive tissues.
- Buy yourself a smallish gift, just because.
- Forgive yourself for what you couldn’t do today, and resolve to try again tomorrow.
My idea of self-care is different from yours, I’m sure. That’s why when looking at other people’s ideas of self-care, I’m like, I wouldn’t enjoy that at all. So here’s what I would do/have done if I declared a mental health day for myself.
- Take care of my dog, Jack.
- Eat breakfast.
- Paint my nails.
- Play Kingdom Hearts Union Cross until my eyes were too heavy to stay awake.
- Leave the TV on Animal Planet, and nap.
- Wake up, stuff face with lunch.
- Putter around on computer, trying to sort out my constantly added-to to-do list, listening to iTunes on shuffle.
- Take care of Jack again.
- Exercise for 30 minutes
- Eat dinner, watch Unsolved Mysteries
- Relax by finishing up what I can finish on my to-do list for the day, leaving a movie or TV series I’ve watched a million times before running in the background
- Take a shower
- Read a book, journal my thoughts for the day
If everyday could be like this, I’d be so freaking happy.
What do you do for your self-care?