Audre Lorde Thought of Self-Care as an "Act of Political Warfare." 5 Self-Care Strategies That Aren’t Fucking Mani-Pedis — Continuum. Researcher, therapist, and all-around badass Meg-John Barker talks about the difference between “kind” self-care and “reflective” self-care in their work.
Kind self-care practices are things like massages, hot baths, and sleeping in. Reflective self-care activities are things that allow you to reflect on your emotional landscape, like journaling or meditation. One of my go-to reflective self-care practices is to use my Tea & Empathy feelings cards. I developed these cards for the empathy workshops I teach, and I also use them by myself to process my own feelings on a regular basis. I think about how I’m feeling about a particular issue in my life, and then I go through the cards and lay out each feeling that’s present for me. 3. My housemate Ben has taught me a lot about the human need for play. Even though I think play is a need, play can be hard.
Nurturing playfulness is still an area of growth for me. 4. There’s an epidemic of fixing in many interpersonal relationships. 5. Self-Care Ideas for a Bad Day. I think that, for most of us, there are times in life when it all just feel like Too Much.
There may be some days, weeks, months, maybe even years when – for whatever reason – just getting through the day, or going to work, or putting one foot in front of the other feels hard. Really, really hard. Maybe it’s because you’re wrestling with anxiety, depression or some other mental illness. Maybe it’s because you’ve had your heart broken. Maybe you’ve gone through a physical or emotional trauma. 5 Self-Care Strategies That Aren’t Fucking Mani-Pedis — Continuum. Rest for resistance – a qtpoc mental health zine — Rest For Resistance. Un espace pour tricotter les liens entre le bien-être collectif, le care et le politique. et soupoudrer le tout avec un peu de magie! 5 Ways To Indulge Your Broke Ass. This is Day 8 of The Establishment’s 12 Days of Holiday Self Care series.
You can read Day 1 here, Day 2 here, Day 3 here, Day 4 here, Day 5 here, Day 6 here, and Day 7 here. Well you did it! You got through the holiday with most of your wits intact, you didn’t murder anyone, and probably only cried a little (lot). You deserve a reward. No, the gifts you got from friends and family don’t cut it. But you’re broke as fuck because you spent all your money on scented candles for relatives you don’t even like. As a writer, I’m always two things: broke and creative. Give yourself a scrub-down. This will simple concoction will calm your muscles and have you feeling soft as a newborn baby. Make yourself some pudding. Ijeoma’s Feminist Pudding Ingredients: ¼ cup butter 1/3 cup brown sugar ½ t vanilla ¼ t salt 3 T bourbon or whiskey (optional) 3 T cornstarch 2 T white sugar 2 cups whole milk 1 cup half and half Melt the butter in a saucepan over med-hi heat.
Reread your favorite teenage book. Shut up. Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless. Late capitalism is like your love life: it looks a lot less bleak through an Instagram filter.
The slow collapse of the social contract is the backdrop for a modern mania for clean eating, healthy living, personal productivity, and “radical self-love”—the insistence that, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, we can achieve a meaningful existence by maintaining a positive outlook, following our bliss, and doing a few hamstring stretches as the planet burns. The more frightening the economic outlook and the more floodwaters rise, the more the public conversation is turning toward individual fulfillment as if in a desperate attempt to make us feel like we still have some control over our lives. Coca-Cola encourages us to “choose happiness.” Politicians take time out from building careers in the debris of democracy to remind us of the importance of regular exercise. Can all this positive thinking be actively harmful? The wellbeing ideology is a symptom of a broader political disease. You feel like shit. Self-Care: How to Take Care of Yourself When You Have Depression.
In social work, “self-care” is one of those terms that is so overused, it has ceased to mean anything.
Typically when self-care is referenced, the speaker is referring to activities and experiences that bring you pleasure. “The work in this field is really tough. Radical Self Care - Guerrilla Feminism. Self-Care and Social Justice Work. If you were to ask my mom or my girlfriend about a time I got something wrong, they’d both most likely say, “Well, according to Quita, she never gets anything wrong.”
But even the Princess of Perfection has to admit when she is wrong. My self-care journey is an ongoing process that I’m getting wrong more times than not. As someone who is doing social justice work, I know that I have to take care of myself in order to be able to keep going. And not to mention, I am surrounded by amazing healers who are always stressing the importance of self-care. HOW TO SELF CARE?!