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!
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.