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Your self-care

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:30 am
by BrittV (facilitator)
Hi all,

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.
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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 “If it comforts you or calms your mind it counts as self-care.”

I'll start:
  • 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 ‘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 – getting outside even for five minutes helps me feel fresher on days where I just want to sit inside.
So what does self-care look like to you?

Re: Your self-care

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:10 am
by pamela
When I feel down I love to do cryptic crosswords as they make me think in the now and clears my head
When I feel up ,I just love to potter around the garden or grab a good book and lose myself in that