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Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

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taokat

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

Our messages crossed @Nick-RO haha! You're so right though.

 

 

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Chalke5

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

That's right @Nick-RO and countless times I have offered that advice to others.

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Nick-RO

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

Absolutely @taokat - I completely get wanting to get help though too.  But there is something empowering about taking a bit of time for yourself (and maybe eventually) not feeling guilty about it!

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Chalke5

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

The guilt is the bit that I feel I need to get over! Will work on that.

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taokat

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

Wouldn't that be lovely @Chalke5, to have others show us some care. I know in my home, that isn't a common occurrance - 15 yo who's into her friends more so than family at the moment! But that's pretty normal for teens I think.

 

I find I'm the only one who can effectively practice self care, doing even little things for myself. I know best what my needs are to help me function at my best capacity, and caring for myself and being my own best friend makes me feel more positive about things. 

 

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Nick-RO

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

So my 'self care time' is that I share my house with a big cuddly dog and I take her out for a walk twice a day - now this is theoretically a chore that has to be done (and sometimes when it is super cold or raining or dark I sometimes really don't want to go out) but just by consciously thinking of it as time for me - where I am away from my phone and screens and any other demands on my time I have made it into a self care routine that helps me recharge - I also don't feel so guilty about it because I have accomplished something that needed to be done at the same time.  When I get back from the walks I can give myself to my family with renewed energy.

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Chalke5

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

I love that you have found the gym as a source of time out @taokat, good on you.  Finding something that works and sticking with it is great.  

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Nick-RO

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

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She loves the walksShe loves the walks

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Chalke5

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

Yes that routine with walking the dog sounds great and I get that you would always feel better after doing it.  Exercise has that feel good feeling.

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Chalke5

Re: Ab Fab Friday's - What do you do for self care? 15th December @8pm (AEDST)

Thanks @Nick-RO love your dog!