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Post of The Month (August)

Meggles is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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  • About this forum (Politics & Debate)

    This is the user guide to Politics & Debate,
    but you should also remember the
    registration rules you agreed to
    when joining these boards.

    Welcome to Politics & Debate!

    This corner of The Mix is a place to exchange opinions on pretty much anything you have an opinion on. Whether it's politics, something you've seen in the news or an issue that means a lot to you, this is the place to talk about it.

    There are a few things worth bearing in mind:

    1. Debate pretty much covers everything

    There's a huge variety of issues that can be covered by the idea of debate, not just things some people assume to be 'politics'. If what you want to talk about is something that matters to you and something you'd like other people to discuss as well, then it's worth making a thread about it.

    2. Introduce what you'd like to talk about

    Always good to start with an overview of what you'd like to talk about. Doesn't have to be an essay, often the thread title itself will almost cover the issues, but a few lines can help get across exactly what's on your mind.

    3. Links help

    Often it's a news story that starts people of thinking about a particular issue. If that's the case with what you want to talk about then include a link so people can get up to speed with you quickly.

    4. Your own opinion matters

    As with any of the other sections here at The Mix - your own opinion on a subject makes a huge difference to the way people read threads. It helps frame a debate and it helps other people to understand why a thread has been started. So when starting a thread it's worth just saying a little bit about how you feel as well. Don't worry about having to say too much - they'll be plenty of time to expand on ideas later on.

    5. Not everyone will agree with you

    Hands down, there ain't a thing in the world everyone agrees with. Bear in mind that the point of starting a debate is to hear different views - so be prepared for others to disagree and show a different perspective. That's the good bit of the boards. Of course if it steps over into insults, as sometimes happens, let a moderator know through the report post button.

    Have fun!

    If you are new to The Mix boards
    Head to our Start Here section where you'll find a load of useful info on what this place is about and how to get started. Our New? Read this first! thread is a great first step.

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