Self-Care isn’t always about facemasks and eating acai bowls (though, those things are truly wonderful). It’s about taking care of your physical and mental health. It’s about taking time to center yourself, taking a deep breath and aligning your emotions with reality. It’s keeping yourself hydrated, feeding yourself well, and keeping yourself well rested and in a safe situation.
And sometimes, that means knowing to seek out help when you need it.
Here are some resources for just that:
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Self Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288
Addiction Hotline: 1-800-662-4357
Grief Discussion Line: 1-800-395-5755
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-800-931-2237
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
You are more than worth it. You are not alone. There are people here that care about you and want to help you, if you’d just reach out to them.
And if calling one of these numbers in your time of need feels sterile or insincere; if you feel like those people will never understand or they don’t actually care about you – contact me. I may not be a Psychiatrist or a Counselor, but I’m more than happy to listen.
Nothing in this life is more important than taking care of your well-being and looking out for the well being of those around you. Be vigilant! Be the love of your own life by practicing mindful self-care!
Mars, signing out. ◊