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Leooooo | The Anxious Teacher is a full time teacher and Mental Health and Lifestyle blogger.

To read more of her work check out her website:

www.theanxiousteachtwo.home.blog

Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/theanxiousteac2 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/leoooooallen 

And to help support her advocacy for Mental Health and BPD buy her a coffee on www.ko-fi.com/theanxiousteacher

My Favourite 26 Self-Care Ideas For Those with Mental Health

Acting on self-care and making yourself a priority by focusing on your own needs first is so important when trying to tackle and take control of your Mental Health. My mind and body often shuts down when I have zero control of my life, in particular anything to do with surprises like presents, strangers talking to me on the street, engagements and so forth. So for me, self-care is fundamental in my survival against BPD in order for me to relax and to be able assess situations in a healthier way. So what I have done is that I’ve compiled a list of 26 self-care ideas I do myself or plan to do in the future, I needed to stress that I’m not an expert so please don’t take my word as the gospel truth, treat more like a suggestion or even inspiration for your fight to stay alive. 

  1. Drink water
  2. Eat more healthier foods like fruits and vegetables and less fatty and greasy foods (despite how nice and yummy they are – a treat now again is OK though!)
  3. Have 8 hours sleep every night
  4. Read a book before bed
  5. Exercise
  6. Reach out to someone
  7. Face Masks
  8. Go for a walk
  9. Listen to music
  10. Journal
  11. Paint nails
  12. Watch TV
  13. Cook your favourite meal
  14. Try a new hair style
  15. Shopping
  16. Block negative people on social media
  17. Take part in a  Yoga / Pilates class
  18. Listen to a podcast
  19. Have a night in with friends
  20. Try something new
  21. Book a holiday
  22. Do some painting / drawing
  23. Colouring books
  24. Spend time with people you consider family
  25. Have a pyjama day
  26. Never be afraid to ask for help

Those are some of my 26 self-care ideas, if you have any others leave a comment below and share the love and support.

Love, Leo x

Leooooo | The Anxious Teacher is a full time teacher and Mental Health and Lifestyle blogger.

To read more of her work check out her website:

www.theanxiousteachtwo.home.blog

Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/theanxiousteac2 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/leoooooallen 

And to help support her advocacy for Mental Health and BPD buy her a coffee on www.ko-fi.com/theanxiousteacher

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