The Truth

Self-Care

Taking care of yourself.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Take a moment today, every day, and ask what you are doing to take care of yourself.

Self-Care Can Look Like:

(First 7 taken from Mental Health Awareness & Positive Mental Health FB page)

Saying “No”

Setting boundaries

Asking for what you need

Taking a step back

Spending time alone

Putting yourself first

Asking for help

Going for a slow walk in the sun – to breathe and get Vitamin D – not to exercise

Listen to relaxing music

Praying

Doing a relaxing craft or making something with a result that leaves you fulfilled

Not pushing yourself to the limit

Getting a massage

Reach out to others if you need to

If you journal reread it and notice the positive changes and progress you’ve made – and yes they are there! It helps to tab these and go back to them often.

 

Take care of yourself and remember you are not alone.

 

Feel free to add your own to the comments section.

 

© 2019 Susan M. Clabaugh. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

I am a former elementary school teacher who loves God. I am currently in the process of recovering from a childhood of sexual abuse and assaults. I am pursuing God's will for my life right now which involves following various writing endeavors and working on publishing some books. I feel God has led me to write this for my own healing, and to share with others who have been through the trauma of sexual assault.

2 comments on “Self-Care

  1. These are all good tips.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great practical tips. Sharing this post.

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