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4 Easy Types of Self Care to Do When You’re Exhausted

Surviving is tough enough…then you’re adding the work of recovery on top of that! Well, no wonder us abuse survivors are exhausted. Even being kind to ourselves can feel far too difficult. This episode lists four wildly easy types of self care, most of which you can use anywhere. They take only a few seconds, yet have radical results. Check it out!

Here’s the link I promised on how to do the anxiety lowering technique mentioned in this episode.

Self care isn’t all about that marketed, spiritual bypassing sort of “you have to love yourself before you can be a valid human being.” That’s what so many messages about self care out there talk about (whether obvious or subtle). 

So, by discussing easy methods of soothing ourselves, we rebel against the ways self care is marketed to us. Sold to us as a necessity we must buy. We reclaim it as a real act of self love by making self care simple and accessible. 

These are free, easy types of self care. And I’m encouraging you to practice them for yourself. Not out of obligation. Do this for you and your soul.  

Self care is truly all about finding what works for you, not following a list that looks almost identical to the chores you have to do. 

Self care is about joy, enjoyment, indulgence. Usually it’s found in the smallest, slightest moments—like a glimpse of peace in the midst of panic. That’s how I see it, at least!

There are lots of easy types of self care. It really doesn’t have to feel like a burden or a chore. If you have a simple technique in mind, go ahead and share it in the comments. Us survivors heal best when we work together, and sharing a tip or two can make a world of difference. 

Healing wishes,

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  1. Rebecca

    I was afraid to leave a public comment on your channel (not sure why, I’m working on it) but I love the idea of the stones, and if you decide to sell them, I’d definitely buy one. Thank you for everything you do.

    • Calion Smith

      Ah, no worries! YouTube can be intimidating. Thank you so much for the feedback on the stones! 🙂

  2. Dena

    self care techniques – stretch, deep breathing, sing or hum, mirror work, on-line window shopping, watch videos of cute animals or babies, watch sketch comedy and drink a hot beverage.

    • Calion Smith

      Ah, I love all of this! So many of these are techniques I use too.

  3. Kayla Bantel

    Hi Calion!
    I am usually not in a space where I’m able to listen audibly to your posts but I would love to read the script of them. Do you transcribe your videos as a further piece of content or not currently? 🙂 Thanks so much for being wonderful you.

    • Calion Smith

      Hi Kayla! Thank you so much for commenting, I definitely want to make my work more accessible. Technically, YouTube does have a transcript (three dots next to the video on desktop) but I can brainstorm ways to make it even more easy to access. Perhaps adding it into a comment on the blog?


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