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Lynn123 Oct 15, 2019 (07:53 PM)  

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Fresh air and sunshine is the best!  Fortunately for me I live in an area where the weather never really gets cold so I can in walks year round.  When I was drinking I never intentionally went for walks.  I did cardio and lifted weights, but never just walked to enjoy the surroundings.  After I stopped drinking I began walking and usually listened to music or podcasts.  I now leave the headphones and enjoy the sounds of nature.  I find it as a great time to clear your mind.  


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So right Bassman,

Often, just getting out of the house and taking a short walk really help. Especially on a sunny day but everyday too.

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Bassman Oct 15, 2019 (04:53 PM)  

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I have been using guided meditations a lot lately. I find it very beneficial. Practicing "mindfulness" and using breathing exercises is improving my state of mind/body immensely. Probably the best therapy I find is simply getting outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. 

Ashley, thank you for the link on self care. I really enjoyed it. It is very useful info to review and put to practice.

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Ashley-Health Educator Oct 15, 2019 (02:53 PM)  

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Thank you Vee and hors controle for reading it! I am so glad you both found it helpful. 





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hors controle Oct 13, 2019 (01:06 PM)  

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I just read the information on the link you supplied Ashley. Very interesting and down to earth.

Thank you!

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Vee Oct 13, 2019 (08:10 AM)  

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Thank you so much Ashley . I resonated with it all . I have to learn and apply all those to my life and exactly what I meant for myself. I really enjoyed that read thank you so much for sharing it . 

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Hi Vee,

Great thread topic. Self care is so important. I was just reading this article on self care: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/lifespan-perspectives/201909/four-realistic-rules-better-self-care? It was very concise and accurate. I highly recommend the short read.

Let me know if any of the points resonate with you.

Thanks for posting,

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Vee Oct 11, 2019 (05:58 AM)  

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And Thank you Hors for your replies and support :) 

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Good for you Vee!

It does make a difference to make a place look like home, I agree. I am happy for you that you can explore painting as a way to relax more.

Keep us posted!

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Vee Oct 10, 2019 (06:34 AM)  

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Thanks Hors, I have been exploring more . When I paint the  anxiety and worrying chatter in my head seems to get quiet . I posted about self care just because its something I have issues with . I am used to taking care of others but never myself and also struggle with self hate and am working on that . baby steps . That was me drinking and looking at the screen or doing other things but never took care of myself or my place or anything . I put up some paintings the other day and now feel good about it love looking at the wall . makes the place feel less of just a place and more of a home  if that makes sense . I know we are all different . just something I struggle with . ever since I came back though I feel good , love all the support here , the posts , the resources . its great . 

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You are right Vee,

If we do not take care of our self, who is going to do it? Personally, I had been letting go of so many things around my place for the last many years and for the 3 weeks before I stopped, I decide to fix those things or else I knew I would not be able to stop drinking, that I would feel the shame of feeling lazy because I sat on my butt drinking and looking at the computer screen instead of making my environment look better.

You seem to be artistic, clay, painting. Why not exploring this other side of you?

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I have been reflecting and I Have notice that in my career in drinking and over eating I have not really taken care of myself . I don't mean just the alcohol and junk food binges but everyday food choices , exercise , positive thoughts ..things like that . even things around the house , little steps . I have struggled with self sabotage and self hatred but I am and have been wroking on self love and forgiveness of others but myself also . I started painting this summer and I like painting I feel calm so I think will e doing more of that . What other self care things are there that anyone has done ? hope everyone is having a great day 

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