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Extreme self care anyone?

(130 Posts)
ChapstickLegends Sun 25-Dec-16 16:59:00

Is anyone familiar with the Cheryl Richardson book 'The Art of Extreme Self Care'?

It's not only about physical self-care but also mental and emotional.

I've been aware of it for years and I suppose I've adapted bits of it to suit my life but I think it's time to ramp things up in 2017.

The book is 99p on Kindle at the moment if you're interested in taking a look.

Anyone want to join me to work through it (at least the bits we find useful?)

ChapstickLegends Sun 25-Dec-16 16:59:49

Kindle book link:

catinbooots Sun 25-Dec-16 17:15:52

Looks interesting. Will download tomorrow.

FrustratedFrugal Sun 25-Dec-16 17:29:47

Thanks for this thread! This sounds like something that I really need to do. Will download the book!

ilovecherries Sun 25-Dec-16 17:37:51

It's on the reading list I got from the Pain Clinic. I was a bit skeptical but it might entice me to read it in a group.

ChapstickLegends Sun 25-Dec-16 20:09:47

Great! Wasn't sure if anyone would be interested.

In the past I've done bits of her Extreme Self Care checklists but now I'm more interested in the emotional/mental areas. Not that I'm averse to looking after myself physically mind you, have worked on it quite a bit this year (still a long way to go). But the other areas, such as not taking on more than I can handle, are something that I really need to focus on now.

CotswoldStrife Sun 25-Dec-16 20:14:39

I bought this recently when it was on offer too, let's do this!

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Sun 25-Dec-16 20:15:01

Sounds interesting!

LittleBoat Sun 25-Dec-16 23:43:37

I do have a Kindle somewhere. Will try to upload as I like the sound of this.

Pheebs77 Sun 25-Dec-16 23:45:44

Sounds good

Collymollypuff Mon 26-Dec-16 00:38:04

I think I'd like to. I'll get the book.

PitilessYank Mon 26-Dec-16 00:43:14

I'm in! I bought the book on Audible.

FlyMeToTheSpoon Mon 26-Dec-16 00:57:30

Just downloaded this (baaa!)

FlorisApple Mon 26-Dec-16 03:39:09

Thanks, OP. I've just bought it too, and will have a look and probably join you. I'd quite like something my DH can do too, though, as he is desperately in need of "extreme self-care" but hasn't quite got it yet. I suppose it's already failing the mission if I'm worrying about him doing it too though, isn't it? grin

humanfemale Mon 26-Dec-16 05:00:37

Yes! I'm going to take a look at this tomorrow. Definitely interested in joining in.

Hellooooitsme Mon 26-Dec-16 08:31:52

I'll take a look.

FrustratedFrugal Mon 26-Dec-16 08:50:00

After getting the book, how do we get started?

Artyfarty555 Mon 26-Dec-16 11:25:04

Yep, downloaded...ready when you all are!! I think!?

suzu1982 Mon 26-Dec-16 12:03:56

Just downloaded it. Apart from reading, what's next?

pklme Mon 26-Dec-16 12:32:52

Yes please. DH got me a scholl foot polishing gadget. Will that be useful do you think?!

ihatethecold Mon 26-Dec-16 12:37:35

What's the general gist of the book.
I've seriously neglected my mh this year due to giving to much of it away to help family members in crisis.
It's caught up with me now and I need to get back to me.

Cristiane Mon 26-Dec-16 12:41:24

I've just downloaded it too... thank you!

Pheebs77 Mon 26-Dec-16 14:40:53

Dammit I was excited about this but judt read the reviews & only applicable if you're married rich white & middle class sad
Any books recommended for single mum with 3 jobs?grin

ChapstickLegends Mon 26-Dec-16 15:44:24

Well, let's start by reading the intro and first chapter, and we can then see what we (individually or collectively) want to try to apply to our lives for January.

Pheebs I'm not rich (nor married, though I'm partnered so same thing I guess) but if you can spare a quid - and I'm not being sarcastic, I'm well aware that not everyone can, or wants to - then why not see what we can figure out is applicable to our own lives?

For example in the past with the author's extreme self care lists I knew that getting regular facials was absolutely not a financial option for me, but getting around to going to the dentist was exactly the kind of nudge I needed to look after myself.

Again I'm mentioning physical stuff here because that's what I've focused on in the past, but there's plenty of other stuff involved in self care which is what I'm wanting to look at now. For example, from the book: "Other needs might involve [...] identifying and seeking pleasurable activities and experiences [or] developing a creative outlet [etc etc].

ChapstickLegends Mon 26-Dec-16 15:45:03

Sorry, hope you can understand my ramblings, got 5 things going on at once here!

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