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    Printemps
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    Share your self care!

    Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:00 am

    The phrase “self-care” gets thrown around a lot, especially during recovery, but that’s because it really is a cornerstone of not only recovery but life in general! Spending just a few minutes a day being kind to yourself can make a world of difference. Self-care can look different for everyone. For some people it’s going for a run, for others it’s a chat with a friend, getting some tidying done around the house or practising mindfulness. Any small thing that gives you some time to take a breather, and look after yourself is important.

    The importance of self-care has been well documented. A study of students in the US found that those who engaged in self care had a higher quality of life and reduced stress levels, and that the more varied the types of self-care were, the better the outcomes.

    Every second Saturday we can come together and share any self-care you have practised this week, or some that you want to practice soon! Even if it was something small like filing your nails or practising a couple of minutes of mindfulness, anything is better than nothing! You might even want to try out the self-care practices that another community member shares.

    So what does self-care look like for you?
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    Printemps
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    Re: Share your self care!

    Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:05 am

    To start off this new Saturday activity I'll share some of the self-care I practised this week

    - I managed to fit in four runs this week which was nice. I find when I get stressed heading out for a run really helps, not only are the endorphins great but I love being able to have a look around my neighbourhood at the lovely gardens, especially during the spring!

    - I made sure to speak with friends, while Vic is now out of lock down, I still prioritise catching up with friends to check -in and see how everyone's travelling!

    So what has everyone else been doing to look after themselves, or what are you planning on doing?

    @Anita44 @Gill14 @TG003 @Chandyyy99 @Kevcollingwood @frankieyu2 @Jimap @Jackie @CS1963
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    Lovely Cat Lady
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    Re: Share your self care!

    Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:07 pm

    Hi @Printemps,

    This is such a great topic, thank you for bringing it up.

    -Batch cooking: I also cook my meals for the week in advance as part of my self-care routine. It just saves so much time, helps me eat healthier and its also good money wise.
    -Dance and sing: Another things I do as self-care is dance and sing by myself in my home when no one is watching. The good old 'let your hair down' moment. :D
    -Catch-up with a friend once a week: Lockdown or not, I try to catch-up each weekend with at least one different friend from back home. It's really nice to see that some of my best friendships have only gotten stronger despite the physical distance. I also feel so buoyed up afterwards. 8-)

    Would love to hear what are others self-care practices? @JinxyWolf @pamela @Mona58 @Menz199 @loraineie69 @melbakp69 @frankieyu2 @Squeaky
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    Sadly, it's my last week as Moderator. Thanking you all for allowing me to be a part of your journeys and wishing you all the best! :);
    Printemps
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    Re: Share your self care!

    Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:03 am

    okay everyone, it's that time in the weekend to share our selfcare!

    I've been getting back on top of my reading at the moment! It's something that really feel off my radar this year, so I'm happy to be back into it!

    How has everyone else been looking after themselves?

    @No re-trigger @loraineie69 @melbakp69 @Resilient @Redbird45 @Jamaica26 @Kevcollingwood @Jimap
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    Kevcollingwood
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    Re: Share your self care!

    Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:45 am

    Hi @Printemps , work and running have my focus at the moment, have had the best year in my working life as far as gambling spend has gone, cannot get complacent though, get comfortable and the beast will bite, one day at a time😄
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    Printemps
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    Re: Share your self care!

    Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:15 pm

    @Kevcollingwood that's fantastic to hear! It must be a great feeling, having had a good year and keeping focused as we move into a new one! Good on you, I love hearing the determination! :o
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