I think it could be a great idea to start a thread to share ideas about ways that friends and family of people with problems relating to gambling can look after themselves.
It is normal to experience a wide range of emotions when concerned about the gambling of someone close to you.
While supporting your loved one is important, `b]it's also important to take the time to look after your own health.
Just like no two situations are the same, self-care can look very different for everyone.
My favourite line from the Ideas for Self-Care link from the [url=https://www.facebook.com/GamblingHelpOnlineAU/]GamblingHelpOnlineAU Facebook page[/url`, is â€œIf it comforts you or calms your mind it counts as self-care.â€
- On good days - I try to do yoga a few times a week. It gets my body moving and keeps my mind calm. I like to go to classes for this, but youtube is also a great (and free!) option. I've heard the â€˜Yoga with Adrienne' YouTube channel is great.
On harder days - dusting myself off and putting on my favourite outfit can help me stand a little taller. Fresh air's also important to me â€“ getting outside even for five minutes helps me feel fresher on days where I just want to sit inside.