practicing self care

practicing self care

I’ve actually been thinking about self care a lot lately, even before all of…this. But because I know that lots of my friends and other people in my community are probably going to need it now more than ever, I decided to go ahead and share.

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Art by Nyathan. Purchase here.

You can’t fight the world if you don’t take care of your self. Whether you’re preparing to go into battle for justice or quashing your own inner demons, practicing self care is crucial to maintaining your mental health. The items on this list are things that I personally find useful for self care. Some of them are serious, some are frivolous. You need a little of both, in my opinion. I hope a few might inspire you.

  • Painting my nails
  • Yoga (I’m a big fan of Yoga with Adriene)
  • Fuzzy blankets
  • Fancy bath/spa stuff
  • Sending mail
  • Embroidery
  • Organizing something
  • Long hot showers
  • Listening to podcasts with my eyes closed
  • Special sweets
  • Guided Visualization/Meditation
  • Rain sounds
  • Playing with makeup
  • Tattoos
  • Donating to causes I care about
  • Overdramatic singing
  • Untangling knots
  • Peppermints
  • New lipstick
  • Therapy
  • Wearing a corset
  • Trying a new recipe
  • Talking to a friend
  • Soothing Youtube videos (I know a lot of people like ASMR but I have a weird weakness for planner videos)
  • Taking a walk

No matter what’s going on, please take good care of yourself.

And to come full circle with the image above:

Be good to yourselves, darlings. ❤️❤️

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