What do you do for Self Care? Do you take a bath, read a book, go for a walk, listen to music? So many ways we can look after ourselves, but yet do we actually do any?
I constantly get asked what I do for ‘me’ time, and I say something along the lines of ‘I lay in bed, with a hot chocolate watching a movie’ which is about average. But that does not feel like self-care, as that is just ingrained into my daily routine. I don’t look after myself when doing this, I do it every day.
I can’t self-care myself if I have self-harmed because I have done badly. If I stay clean for a certain amount of days, yeah I buy a chocolate bar, but what happens if I relapse? Do I still buy myself that treat, because I tried, or do I leave it because I did a bad thing?
Tonight, I will have a bath, to celebrate moving out of my bed to go to the Dr’s surgery. Something small to you, but massive for me.
~Monsters Living In My Mind~