Day 18 in the #PMDDawarenesschallenge
I am the Queen of Self Care as it has been an integral part of my #recovery
. The longer I am #sober
and the more I learn about myself, the more I learn how to calm my racing mind and look after myself.
After a herbal session on Monday, I learned about #shatavari
being good for decreasing stress but also for supporting emotional imbalance and difficult periods. Lo and behold (I am a huge fan of synchronicity), I then found this mix in @sainsburys
yesterday, thank you @pukkaherbs.
This is #cacao
, shatavari, ashwaganada and #liquoriceroot
(another good #stressbuster
). I #mindfully
heated milk last night, adding a drop of organic honey to sweeten and dayum was it good. I drank it in a burning hot, candle lit, bubble bath with the extractor fan turned off (#misophonia
) and a captivating book to hand (@malorie_blackman #ChasingtheStars
). It. Was. Great.
Other ways I practice self care are: #yoga
, saying no, #writing
, walking the dog, #mindfulness
, trying to manage my diet, #exercise
, having chill days, binging TV shows on Netflix, cooking delicious food, organising my week, planning ahead to minimise my anxiety, taking #meds
, challenging my inner critic and learning about myself and my body and how I can best support that.
I would love to get into #meditation
but I have tried so hard and just can't figure it out. What acts of self care would you like to do that you find difficult?