Sunday, January 24, 2016

Self-Care Sunday: Exercises in Self-Care

Self-care is not easy. We've talked about this before. A lot of people aren't sure where to start or how to go about practicing self-care or self-love.

It's not easy to figure out what to do if you don't know where to start!

In light of that, here are some of the things that I enjoy doing for self-care. Hopefully, this list can spark ideas in you, too! I've added some suggestions under the general ideas.

More physical:

  • Going for a walk
  • Being out in nature
  • Taking a bath
  • Singing Broadway tunes in the shower
  • Cooking or baking
    • I LOVE decorating food
  • Dancing
  • Yoga/stretching
  • Spending time with friends
  • Help others or volunteer
  • Eat your favorite comfort food
  • Make a date night with yourself and go to dinner and the movies
  • Lotion up!
  • Love on your pets
  • Drink water
  • FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NAP

More mental:
  • Writing
  • Meditating
    • Check out the Buddhify app - it's my fav
  • Listening to music
    • I have a Spoonie Fighter playlist here
  • Learning something new
  • Watching scary movies
    • Insidious
    • The Conjuring
    • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
    • It Follows
    • Army of Darkness (it's B-movie scary & hilarious)
    • The Omen (the original)
    • Paranormal Activity
    • The Woman in Black
    • The Faculty
    • Shaun of the Dead (again, funny)
    • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original)
    • Event Horizon
  • Watching funny shows
    • Bob's Burgers
    • The Office
    • Ash vs Evil Dead
    • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    • Archer
  • Read (I lean towards non-fiction, so the fiction ones are marked with F)
    • The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren
    • Bossypants
    • Rebel Buddha
    • The Pain Survival Guide
    • When Doctors Don't Listen
    • Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: the true story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union agent in the heart of the Confederacy
    • The Somnambulist (F)
    • The Atlantis code (F)
    • The President is a Sick Man: wherein the supposedly virtuous Grover Cleveland survives a secret surgery at sea and vilifies the courageous newspaperman who dared expose the truth
    • Alif The Unseen (F)
    • The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: for all of us who live with disabilities, chronic pain, and illness
    • The Monster of Florence
  • Playing video games
    • Star Wars Battlefront
    • Among the Sleep
    • LEGO Jurassic World
    • LEGO Batman
    • LEGO Harry Potter
    • LEGO Star Wars
    • The Last of Us
    • Alice: Madness Returns
    • Heavy Rain
  • Puzzles and crosswords
  • Paint or color
  • Clean your to-do list up
  • Unfriend/unfollow people you don't like or who bring you stress

What are some things you do or some ideas you have about self-care now?



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