What self care thing did you do for yourself today?

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Yesterday... I expressed what I was feeling, as a way of caring for myself.

Anyone else want to share what they've done?

I thought it might be nice to encourage each other, in the little things that we do to show ourselves that we matter, that we're worth looking after and being nice to. Even when we don't feel like doing it, or feel that we deserve it. We do, and the little things can make a difference :)
 
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I don't know if this counts, but I shaved, and it felt good looking in the mirror afterwards at the neat job. I use hair clippers on the lowest grade for a bit of designer stubble.
 
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going for walks and yet more walks and today i sat in a wood which was nice.

trying to think about what i eat urm well i did say think lol:sleepy2:
 
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I've done nothing but clean and child mind all day, but this is a good idea Alice.
So motivated into dong something.
I'll do half an hour on the ukulele, plink a plink plink plonk.:D
 
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I don't know if this counts, but I shaved, and it felt good looking in the mirror afterwards at the neat job. I use hair clippers on the lowest grade for a bit of designer stubble.
Definitely counts sunset :)

nothing cos I hate myself too much
I anticipated some reading might feel this way. I've felt that way too :grouphug: Sometimes the selfhate is uppermost and that's when it's hardest to be nice to ourselves, and also when we need some self care and self-kindness the most though :low: Sorry you're feeling this way BP.

I've sometimes managed to treat myself nicely even when I'm feeling I don't want to (cos I hate myself, or feel I don't deserve nice treatment). And doing it without wanting to/feeling it, can still sometimes send a message that you matter, even if you feel you don't, iyswim? I find this with food. I think 'what's the point in fixing myself something nice to eat, I won't enjoy it anyway, and it's too much effort', but I'm sometimes surprised to find it was worth doing this bit of self care, and I do feel a little better for it. I think it sends a message to my brain that I do care about myself (or at least want to), just I'm finding it hard to feel it or express it.

I think posting here is self care BP, and wanting others to know how you're feeling :peace:
 
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Well, yesterday I told everyone that it was me time and I went to bed and had a 3 hour nap. everyone survived.
Today, I got up early and got the little bus to the market and had a wander about and a coffee.
Tomorrow I am going to see Santa with the little ones :) I'm kind of looking forward to it.
 
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Made self a "proper" cup of tea with teapot at 4 am this morning because is what felt I needed
 
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Yesterday: had a second nice drink (soft drink) even though it felt indulgent, cos the first one was so nice.

Today: not gonna put too many demands on myself, and leave dealing with stuff that takes too much brain power until my brain feels up to it.
 
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I spent twice as long taking a wash and bathing my face this morning, it is my way of developing mindfulness.
Feeling the warm flannel on my face made me feel so chilled out and cleared my thoughts for the day ahead :)
 
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Haven't done much self care lately,one of my big problems.
I did made a nice breakfast for myself because i haven't been eating well latley also so i guess that's what i did.
And i did my usual meditation.
 
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Ate a healthy breakfast. Went for a walk instead of ruminating.
 
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No caffeine day yesterday, including chocolate, everything with caffeine. Spent most of day on sofa horizontal. Had a barnstorming sleep last night, best for ages. Had a really good day today. I need to do more of these caffeine detoxes!
 
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I said no to someone today and set boundaries with them.I literally feel sick from actually doing it but it was long overdue.

The world hasn't ended yet because I said no.LOL,that's what it feels like will happen.
 
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Good for you SunnyDaze, that sounds a huge step. Look after yourself and treat yourself gently and with kindness, you deserve it after the strength it must have taken to stand your ground.

Today I'm going to eat something healthy for breakfast. It's ages since I have, and self care in general has gone out the window rather lately. Time to try and be kinder to myself again, and show myself that I do matter. It's been a bleak old time these last few weeks.
 
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I had ice cream for breakfast and cookies for dinner.Maybe it's not really self "care" but it sure was self love.

I deserved it.
 

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