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"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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    Hi everyone,

    With mental health awareness day yesterday, I have come together to share what self-care and coping techniques I have found helpful. Hopefully this can give people new ideas of things to try to be able to help them. Please share things which you find help you below.

    ​One of the main things which helps me cope when I am struggling or having a bad day is to get outside and do something, this could just be going for a walk by myself or doing some form of exercise. This then gives me time to think through things and also helps me not feel as trapped, I find that the fresh air especially this time of year when it is cold also just helps you feel more relaxed.

    ​Finding something good to watch on TV giving yourself some time for you to watch something you want to watch, maybe catch up on that TV series you have be meaning to do for ages or find a fascinating documentary whatever takes your pick.

    ​With the captivation which social media has on our lives maybe itís time to clear out our social media and get rid of all the negativity, this can just be muting things you don't have to delete them. Maybe unplug from the social media for a day, this changes everything and actual when itís gone you realise you don't actual miss it that much.

    ​Look after yourselves

    Last edited by Charlotte; 11-10-2017, 03:50 PM.

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    Hey Charlotte

    I love your tip on unplugging from social media! Sometimes social media causes more bad than good, I will definitely be shutting off my phone next time I'm feeling overwhelmed! Thanks for that


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      Slow down would be a good one for me! I'm always rushing around, and i could do with a cosy night wrapped up and watching some tv.. might actually give it a go tonight!
      'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page


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