What to include in a self-care plan:
-a list of your favourite quotes/ sayings- these should help motivate you, give you hope and lift your mood a bit!
-a list of people you love & their contact numbers- this is really helpful to know that people are there for you. You can also agree it with them in advance so you know it’s ok to contact them if you need.
-photos of happy memories- hopefully these will help you remember that life has good times, even if you don’t feel like it now!
-a list of your hopes and ambitions for the future- as with the photos, hopefully this list will help you feel life is worth living, even if you don’t feel it right now.
-something to do- distractions are always great when you feel bad! This could be anything you love doing or which simply passes the time!
-a list of situations you’ve coped well with in the past- this one may take time to compile but is really helpful in challenging thoughts that you can’t cope.
Hope some of you find this helpful xxx
I’m making one x
Yey :) glad to hear it xoxox
Thank you. You are helping me, alongside many others. You are amazing.
Thanks so much for that comment lovely :)
It means so much!
ahh, so perfect! Thanks, Han. You’re wonderful!! <3
Awh, you’re so kind! Thanks girl xxxxx
"You are enough. Paint it on your mirrors, on the back of your eyelids, drown it in your stomach, sing it in every word you say. You are never too much. Eat your food, sleep eight hours, walk like you love yourself. You are enough. Say it in your sleep, mantras to carry you through your day. There is never enough of you. You are a thirst that is never quenched. I crave you when you’re away. I love every piece of you. But I cannot make you love yourself."
One thing that’s really difficult to hear when you are recovering from an eating disorder (especially one in which gaining weight is necessary) is “you look healthy”… and let’s face it- you are going to hear it.
It’s difficult not to be triggered by this type of comment, but what you have to remember is that "healthy" is a good thing. Your eating disorder is going to distort what the person said into “you’re fat”. You’re not. And that’s not what they are saying. They really do mean well by saying you look healthy. They don’t realize that your mind is going to take such a positive comment in such a negative way.
Healthy simply means you look good. It means you no longer look “sick”. And this includes so much more than just your weight. Your skin, your hair, your nails… they were all affected by being underweight and now they are all coming back to a healthy state. To be honest, when people say “you look healthy”, I think the last thing on their mind is your weight. They are focusing on your overall being. Healthy is strong.
Be proud of yourself for being strong enough to get back to healthy.
If you struggle with self-care and see this, stop what you’re doing
- Have you eaten in the last 4ish hours?
- Have you had something to drink today?
- Can you have something, even if just milk or water or cup’o’noodles or toast with something yummy on it, if you haven’t, please?
- If you have any injuries, can you please take care of them for me
- Also please take any meds if you should and haven’t, yet?
Whatever you have or haven’t done today just know you’re super strong and I am so proud of you
Okay you can go back to blogging now~ <3