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 Post subject: Taking care of yourself
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:05 am 
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What do you do to nurture yourself? What nice, gentle things do you do for yourself?

This isn't a totally random question, I need some ideas.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:28 am 
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Location: planting my garden
sit in meadows. swing on swings. look at books with lots of pictures in them [like photography books or naturey coffeetable books or children's books]
noodle around on an instrument. make collages. sit in or walk through empty churches/places of worship. make a list of pleasant things you'd like to learn about [liiiiike owls, tea, the renaissance, sean connery, fireflies!] and read about them online. go to the park and make funny faces at children. listen to loreena mckennitt. make a table centrepiece. enjoy fire [candles/fireplace,] the air [a breeze/ceiling fan/incense,] water [stare at a lake; watch a fountain; listen to rain] and the earth [walk barefoot on unpaved ground]. ride the bus directionlessly and let yourself just be wherever you are. add honey to anything. and have you hugged a tree yet today?

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Nothing like a much delayed reply to my own question. Thank you, Rache. I like those ideas.

And yes, I hug a tree on a daily basis. 8)

I am saddened that no one else ever answered this. I was hoping to start a conversation with it. hm, interesting.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:11 am 
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I honestly haven't seen this.

What do I do to take care of myself?

I have a childrens book I read regulary.
Pet the dog.
Get offline and do something else.
Walk.
Go to the gym.
Volunteer.
Listen to my iPod.
Write letters.
Make phone calls.
Clean.
Sleep... even if that means taking a nap.
Take medicine.

There are no real trees here to hug... bah.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:10 am 
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I take extra-long hot showers. Put on lots of eye makeup. Sleep with a teddy bear - her name is Necessity. (Get it? Bear Necessity? I thought it was funny.) I knit, sometimes. Do crossword puzzles. Teach the toddlers at Sunday School. Go to church.

I do more stuff, sometimes. I need to remember to do more. Thanks for the reminder. :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:30 am 
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yea, more ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:56 am 
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Hi Kayla
That's a good question for refletion!
Well, i work 9 -5, i'm taking a MBA course, i sing on a band, i'm always on the road from work to home and back, read a lot and as like many human being i also watch some TV. Then, if i'm still "alive' i can rollerblade around, go online and chat and check my page Against Anorexia on Myspace
Hahahaha
I guess it's a pretty long list! I havent mention, for instance, house chores every saturday Urgh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:26 pm 
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I sketch...
go for a walk and just listen and look at things
call a friend or a family member
go to the spa
read
write
listen to music
clean
have a good thoughtful conversation with someone
yoga
loose leaf tea
sushi
sleep
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i love orange
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i put on my wool cap and my big green warm sweatshirt and my fingerless gloves and my wool socks and i wrap myself in my favourite blanket. then i smoke a joint and watch a movie.
but that only applies in the winter. in the summer i go to the park and lie on the grass.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:28 pm 
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aw fuck, ilya. i want to wear sweatshirts and fingerless gloves and smoke a movie and watch a joint with you. [burn, celluloid, burn]

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:37 pm 
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haha! I'd love to smoke a j w/ya if I could 8)

When I'm home...
I cuddle with my boyfriend and watch movies/tv/play video games


When I'm at school...
I splurge on flavored coffees,
Blast angry music in my headphones when I'm upset,
Talk to my boyfriend on the phone
Sit on here and mingle lol

I honestly don't really do much for myself so I don't know how to answer this question.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:06 pm 
I actually hadn't seen this before. I guess I tend to automatically skip stickys assuming that I've already read them before. It's a useful thread as I'm strggling with taking care of myself ATM.
Here's some things that I do:
Watch several episodes of CSI back to back(I'm obsessed with it and have 7 series on DVD)
Do yoga
Read science magazines
Read trashy celebrity magazines
Drink peppermint tea
Eat a Benedicts chocolate peppermint very slowly
Wrap up in a blanket in front of the fire
Make jewellery
Go for a walk with the dogs
Dress up in my favourite clothes and wear over the top makeup
Watch my tropical fish
Clean and tidy the kitchen intensively


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:57 pm 
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Watch Disney movies(yes i'm a big kid)
Write
play nonviolent video games
Sleep
Take a warm bath


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:11 pm 
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Things I found to assist with calming/relaxing or even preoccuping myself....I made LOTS of jewlery and am now attempting keychains...I do it all out of beeding and OMG is it ever so relaxing and enjoyable....I have recently begun doing yoga which I find to be me time and calming....hope that helps

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 Post subject: Re: Taking care of yourself
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:20 pm 
i love orange
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My boyfriend and I walk to a forest and spend the day with the squirrels having a few j's as the day goes by, enjoying the sun and nature.
sometimes we bring water paints with us to do some landscape painting

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