If you're emotionally struggling with current events, what works as self-care?

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If you're emotionally struggling with current events, what works as self-care?

Unread postby Sam W » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:31 am

Given the tire fire that is current events, some people are finding that their normal self-care techniques are not working as well. With that in mind, this is a space to share anything you've found helps you face the world these days.

Some of mine include:
-Small acts of care for other living things, like tending my plants or putting out the bird-feeder
-Playing with my dog
-Boxing exercises that require complete mental focus
-Taking moments to acknowledge and hold the actions of people working to make the world better
-Not looking at Twitter as much.

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Re: If you're emotionally struggling with current events, what works as self-care?

Unread postby ladyrevan21 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:00 pm

I write. A lot. I've found that writing really helps me. It's like my personal escape. Also, not reading the news helps. Also, listening to music.

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Re: If you're emotionally struggling with current events, what works as self-care?

Unread postby alice » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:18 pm

I have found it helpful to do a combination of engaging with the world on a macro level and focusing much smaller.

In terms of engaging with the world, I've been trying to remember that history is long and their is so much wisdom to be gained from those who have come before us. And that the world is big, and there are so many people out there (most people, I believe) who want justice and equity. I've also been focusing on hope--reading Rebecca Solnit has been especially helpful.

And then coming back to myself, and stretching, and taking really hot showers, and burning candles...and laughing!! Laughing as much as I can.

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Re: If you're emotionally struggling with current events, what works as self-care?

Unread postby books16 » Thu May 18, 2017 5:06 pm

when I need to unwind after a lot of stress especially because I have 3 weeks of school left so that =s crunch time. I like to sew it helps me to get a sense of accomplishment which i thrive for
then I LOVE to read I head on watt pad a lot to get lost in a story but I prefer having a hard cover in my hands even better,
and baths are heven on earth especially if i have good music and a book to read that is the best.

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Re: If you're emotionally struggling with current events, what works as self-care?

Unread postby Avondran » Wed May 24, 2017 5:39 pm

I love doing a skin routine to take care of my skin. Yoga helps as well! Hanging out with friends help me to unwind too.


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