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Old 10-28-2015, 08:00 PM   #16
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favorite music...I have a very mellow album by a Christian artist that I play when I need to relax, way calmer than what I would normally listen to doing chores or such. It's a nice one to sing to, and that helps me, too...harmony and all that.
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buy fresh cut flowers

Does buying things count as self care? Anyway I have a beautiful bouquet on my kitchen island now and it makes me smile when I see it (though my neighbor actually bought it- I asked her to pick it up for me when she was going to the store- we pick things up for each other and pay each other back but I never asked for anything that frivolous before )
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I think it does. I went through a phase when I moved into my current house that I would buy a Costco bouquet every trip. DH thought it was a waste, but I liked it.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:36 PM   #22
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Deep breathing

Hot/cold cuppa and go outside to sit down alone (I keep a small table and chairs on my front porch. It is definitely one of my favorite places.)

Go Earthing (walk around the yard barefoot, anytime of year. Even winter. The cold snow will definitely improve your mood and get ya movin.)

Delve into some essential oils. Add some to a candle, a diffuser, or to a base oil to rub on.

Use the head massager Definitely one of the best things around!

Use a small foot massager or ball under the feet.

Go out and breathe in the night air.

Color or knit. (Even just a few minutes is relaxing.)
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buy fresh cut flowers

Does buying things count as self care?
I think so. I think of shopping especially with a friend as selfcare. I mean shopping I want to do, not needed shopping. Which I am not really a shopper, but maybe if I were.

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Go Earthing (walk around the yard barefoot, anytime of year. Even winter. The cold snow will definitely improve your mood and get ya movin.)
Oh! I like this one. Tho I wouldnt go barefoot in the winter, I do not care what you say.

But I already do this sometimes anyway. Like I will go to take out the trash or get the mail and just stand outside for a minute breathing it in and enjoying the outside. I could add in a little barefoot walk next time!
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Lol, I can't handle running through the snow barefoot as much as I used to, but even plunging your hands down into fresh powder for a second then brushing off is still grounding It's amazing how wonderful and healing nature can be. The fresh flowers Aerynne mentioned, airing your house out each day, touching your favorite tree...

I think buying things definitely can count as self-care. I bought a coloring book today from Costco that I've had my eye on for a while. I also bought a DVD the kids are looking forward to and hopefully I will have a bit of quiet time while they watch it I also bought a special snack for dd1 and I to enjoy during our weekly tv show. I enjoy her fleeting company so much that it seems like self-care to me when we can sit and enjoy a show together without chaos going on (she's 17 so I'm enjoying each snippet of time I can with her.)
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Lol, I can't handle running through the snow barefoot as much as I used to, but even plunging your hands down into fresh powder for a second then brushing off is still grounding It's amazing how wonderful and healing nature can be. The fresh flowers Aerynne mentioned, airing your house out each day, touching your favorite tree...
I already did it! When my son's soccer carpool came by I walked outside barefoot after they left for a few minutes! Very nice!

I don't like fresh cut flowers, but the tree is another good idea!
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These are great lists! So many good ones here.
I can only add
Taking the 5 minutes it takes to make a good, big salad or a green smoothie for a meal, even when you are making something else for the rest of the family. That is huge for me. And yet, when I need it the most, I tend to not do it.
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Brushing my hair and putting on lip gloss,
Making myself an iced coffee with chocolate almond milk, Reading a few pages
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