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Self Care

Self Care

Self Care is super important to anyone's recovery. Recovery starts when you begin to take care of yourself, whether physically, or mentally.

Self Care can consist of anything that makes you feel better as long as it is healthy for you.

It looks different for everyone, and there is a wide range of things you can do for yourself to get on the right track.

Here are some self care methods and ideas sent in by other mental health warriors for you to try out, if you are looking for a place to start.

  • Yoga

  • Taking a bath

  • Listen to music

  • Dance around

  • Meditate

  • Retail Therapy

  • Sleep

  • Run

  • Cuddle

  • Unplug from social media

  • Drink water

  • Do a face mask

  • Knit or Crochet

  • Stretch

  • Play with a pet

  • Eat something

  • Call a friend

  • Paint your nails

  • Get your hair done

  • Write out your feelings

  • Learn a new skill

  • Make yourself tea

  • Do your make up

  • Take a break from make up

  • Go for a walk

  • Excercise

  • Cook or Bake something

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Recovery

This page is dedicated to helping you deal with what you are experiencing and going through as an individual.

There are many steps to recovering from any mental illness, but I feel one of the most important thing is learning our worth and believing that we deserve to heal and be happy.

Loving yourself is the key to healing, but then you must use that key. You must apply it to your life daily.

Recovery looks different for every person, because every person has their own individual battles. Don't be discouraged if your story doesn't look like someone else's, because it's not supposed to. Remember to focus on you, what you need personally and your personal goals for yourself.

Don't expect too much from yourself all at once. Recovery is a process, and like most processes, takes time. 

People often think that recovery is a straight line upwards, when in reality, recovery consists of set backs, relapses, ups, and downs, and that's completely normal. As long as you are getting back up and trying again, you're doing what you need to be doing.

You didn't ask for this, but it's here, and you can overcome it.

(Click here to read a blog about choosing recovery.)

It's time to start believing in yourself, and realize that you deserve recovery just as much as anyone else does. You deserve happiness and you are worth it.

Tell us how you self care!
What works for you might
work for someone else too!