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Self Care Friday - Please Join Me

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WingsofNylon Fri 09-Dec-16 09:03:58

I've decided to make my Fridays into days of self care. My anxiety and depression means I don't always take very good care of myself. From reading other posts I know i'm not the only one.

So the only rule is that the things you chose to do should be genuinely helpful to you and not be harmful. (e.g. eating a tub of ice cream would be harmful to me)

So share todays goals and we can help each other along.

WingsofNylon Fri 09-Dec-16 09:08:12

Mine are:

1) Have a full shower (wash hair and shave) before 9am (DONE)
2) Book car in for MOT (this is self care in the sense that not doing it has caused a lot of anxiety)
3) Either paint my nails or pluck my eyebrows
4) Clear out my handbag

BursarsFrogs Fri 09-Dec-16 14:33:34

That's a great idea. Good luck with your goals. I'll join you!

I've already done my main goals for today:

- Go out and socialise in the morning instead of sitting by the computer.
- Go to the gym.

Good goals for the rest of the day:

- Cook a decent healthy dinner.
- Take some time to listen to a new audio book in peace.

WingsofNylon Fri 09-Dec-16 15:43:12

I like your list.

I didn't do my bag but did clear my car. Feeling pleased.

BursarsFrogs Fri 09-Dec-16 23:08:30

Well done with the car. I did what I planned to do, so I'm pleased with myself, too.

BursarsFrogs Thu 15-Dec-16 18:24:48

I hope your week has been a positive one on the whole. Will you be trying some positive self care this Friday, too?

My plan is to go to gym again, but not push myself too hard if I start feeling dizzy. I'm also going to get in touch with a friend, which I've been putting off because of random phone call anxiety. And I'll take some time to do some crochet, and will cook a healthy dinner again.

WingsofNylon Thu 15-Dec-16 23:00:41

Yes. I am going to aim for it every Friday. Tomorrow will be crazy busy for me so I'm going to keep my tasks simple. First is practice my breathing exercise and not eat the pizza that will be at the Christmas party.

Thanks for following up. Enjoy chatting to your friend.

Greengager Fri 16-Dec-16 09:32:19

Great idea. I don't work Fridays for this purpose, it the only time in the week I have to myself. but I always end up working / responding to urgent emails and stressing about working when I shouldn't

Morphene Fri 16-Dec-16 14:41:25

Could we add, finding something to value in what we did this week?

It's easy to focus on the things we did wrong, or could have done better/sooner.....

8FencingWire Fri 16-Dec-16 14:48:20

Oh, I love your idea, OP, I'm in!
My list:
1) veet them legs
2) read
3) listen to my positivity app thingy
4) start re-listening to my mindfulness cd
5)watch a movie.

Fishcakey Fri 16-Dec-16 15:22:11

This is a great idea. I am going to paint my toenails and wax my moustache!

WingsofNylon Sat 17-Dec-16 17:39:46

So who managed to get through the list? Morphene, yes what a great idea. What's yours?

8FencingWire Sat 17-Dec-16 18:49:19

I only managed to listen to my positivity app out of the 5 items on my list smile

Oh2beatsea Sun 18-Dec-16 19:56:42

What a great idea!! I used to always have Fridays off but don't now I have increased my hours at work. I shall try to squeeze it in elsewhere!

Morphene Wed 21-Dec-16 14:36:31

I'm pretending its Friday today...because its my last day at work before Christmas - so this week I took time off because my DD wanted support going to the Doctors....instead of feeling crap because I missed time at work I am going to feel strong because I did something that made an actual solid difference to someone else's happiness smile

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