Self-Love

SELF LOVE: Seven Types of Self-Care Activities for Coping with Stress

Self-care has to become a habit so that when we’re dealing with stress, we know what to do.
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➡️ Sensory
When you feel stressed and need a calm mind, try focusing on the sensations around you—sights, smells, sounds, tastes, touch.
🔸️Breathe in fresh air
🔸️Snuggle under a cozy blanket
🔸️Take a hot shower / bath
🔸️ Get a massage
🔸️ Pay attention to your breathing
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➡️ Pleasure
A great way to take care of yourself when you’re coping with stress is to engage in a pleasurable activity
🔸️Take yourself out to eat
🔸️Be a tourist in your own city
🔸️Garden
🔸️Watch a movie
🔸️ Do a craft project
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➡️ Mental
You can also give yourself a boost by doing a task that you’ve been avoiding or challenging your brain in a novel way. This can also boost self-confidence.
🔸️ Clean out a junk drawer or a closet
🔸️ Try a new activity
🔸️ Immerse yourself in a crossword puzzle
🔸️ Do a word search
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➡️ Spiritual
Getting in touch with your values is a sure way to cope with stress and foster a calm mind.
🔸️ Pray
🔸️ Read poetry or inspiring quotes
🔸️ Light a candle
🔸️ Meditate
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➡️ Emotional
Dealing with our emotions can be challenging when we’re coping with stress. We tend to label emotions as “good” or “bad,” but this isn’t helpful. Instead:
🔸️ Accept your feelings. They’re all OK. Really
🔸️ Write your feelings down.
🔸️ Cry when you need to
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➡️ Physical
Coping with stress by engaging the body is great because you can bypass a lot of unhelpful mental chatter.
🔸️ Try yoga
🔸️ Go for a walk or a run
🔸️ Take a nap
🔸️ Stretch
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➡️ Social
Connecting with others is an important part of self-care.
🔸️ Go on a lunch date with a good friend
🔸️ Calling a friend on the phone
🔸️ Participating in a book club
🔸️ Joining a support group
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Which one is your favourite way to take care of yourself?


Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com

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