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17-02-19, 08:05 AM
Thursday is Self Care day on the DWD Facebook page and I thought it might be helpful to copy over some of the posts to the forum. Hope they help :)

This really touched me. So many people I care about constantly berate themselves for what they perceive as failures. It really is OK to need to take a moment and to climb your mountains in your own time.

https://i.ibb.co/KW6byr3/A433-AD51-D137-43-C5-A18-F-496-FA515-C13-C.jpg (https://ibb.co/Fz6m7Dj)

17-02-19, 08:46 AM
I promise I wonít inundate you with lots of posts all at once but just one more (as Sunday is definitely Ďcuddle up on the sofa, watching feel good moviesí day) :)

Sometimes, all I can do when in crisis is plonk myself in front of the TV and watch back to back movies. My absolute favourite, and one that Iíll happily watch over and over again, is Pretty Woman. Thereís some great films on this list, but whatís on your Ďself careí list?

30 movies to watch when depressed


17-02-19, 12:34 PM
Thanks for sharing!

17-02-19, 01:54 PM
Thanks Paula.x

21-02-19, 10:58 AM
This chart is fab! Lots of ideas for self care. I particularly love Ďcompliment someone and watch their face light upí. It reminds me that self care doesnít always have to be something nice happening to me, being nice to someone else can give me just as much of a buzz 🥰 x

https://i.ibb.co/H2cr9dH/05276001-6127-4-E04-B8-BD-607263-AF2-E8-A.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)

21-02-19, 11:01 AM
Erm, yeah, thatís me. Maybe I should listen to my brain more often .......

https://i.ibb.co/5RPPKMb/D2837338-C54-E-456-B-8-CE0-0787-AEBE084-D.jpg (https://ibb.co/hmSSY73)

21-02-19, 12:01 PM
Love these, thanks for adding them here.

21-02-19, 03:59 PM
Saw these on the fb page and loved them. Thank you.

05-03-19, 02:06 PM
I have so many self care pictures and posts I could use on the fb page, and not enough weeks in the year to use them. So I might occasionally put up a few that donít get posted on fb. One of these is

https://i.ibb.co/KmdC2cK/32-CF7-E67-582-A-4-F1-A-802-C-12-AAEF113534.jpg (https://ibb.co/fQfmkVD)

05-03-19, 02:24 PM
I love that one!

05-03-19, 03:09 PM
I am not on facebook. So seeing these here is a real treat for me. I love them.

15-03-19, 07:14 AM
Itís sometimes unbearably hard to get in that shower. It can feel much easier to stay in bed and hide from the world so, for all of you who have got up, got showered, got dressed, you are AWESOME! For all of you who who havenít got there yet, one step at a time, Iím waving poms poms 😁

https://i.ibb.co/vcK0Zg2/4-D4-EE16-A-9-B7-F-47-D2-BBCA-10476-A399014.jpg (https://ibb.co/L02Vnb4)

01-04-19, 07:29 PM
Ssshhh Iím supposed to be practising my own self care and taking the day off ;) but I had this emailed to me and loved it. Itís too long to be going on the Facebook page so itís for your eyes only :)


01-04-19, 07:49 PM
Thanks so much, the site is real nice to navigate and I am browsing away :)

01-04-19, 09:06 PM
That's an awesome link Paula! Thank you! I think there are plenty of things on there I need to follow...

18-04-19, 12:44 PM
Afternoon all! Hereís todayís self care Thursday info full of tips of how we can look after ourselves when we havenít got the energy to look after ourselves :)


Edit: letís try a link that works lol

18-04-19, 04:46 PM
Thank you so much for putting this here. I read it earlier on Facebook but I really needed to read it again.

18-04-19, 05:02 PM
This is good thanks for sharing.

05-05-19, 10:02 PM
https://i.ibb.co/6nHHpW2/4251-DF5-F-ADCD-4-D1-D-91-FF-1-E4-BAD68-F631.jpg (https://ibb.co/Pmccb6R)

09-05-19, 11:01 AM
https://i.ibb.co/QMDRG78/2159-C9-B0-3-B92-448-C-982-F-E64-E9909-FFFE.jpg (https://ibb.co/0rsS3pB)

06-06-19, 11:26 AM
One for the boys!

ďI was trying to find a decent short list of self care tips specifically for men to post today but failed dismally, which says a lot about attitudes towards menís mental health, I think. Finally, I came across this fantastic article which ends with ĎOne day wellness may cease to be a gendered issue. In the meantime, we need to get more men actively taking care of themselves.í Couldnít say it better myself 😉. Oh, and it has a short list of self care tips too! Paula xď


06-06-19, 09:38 PM
You are right. This is a welcome post and it was a good read. From one of the men here thanks for sharing this.

23-06-19, 04:34 PM
Talking to yourself with kindness matters. If youíre struggling to think of nice things to say, perhaps ask those people in your life who love you to tell you what they love about you. Then repeat it back to yourself. You may not believe it at first but repetition might just change your perspective.

https://i.ibb.co/Sr8TFjP/086-ED4-FC-D51-B-4-C3-F-BBB4-AF0-C4749-ADD8.jpg (https://ibb.co/Hdsv5SV)

22-07-19, 04:30 PM
I am not the worldís best cook and do not enjoy it so, when Iím in a bad place, eating healthily is the last thing on my mind. But some of these tips are doable, even for me, so Iíll be keeping this article to hand.


22-07-19, 04:51 PM
You allways share such gems with us. Thank you for that.

12-09-19, 01:02 PM
I burst out laughing at the 4th picture of the pressure cooker mishapp!

03-10-19, 09:25 AM
In writing this after the heavens opened in my part of the U.K. Autumn has definitely arrived! My life at the moment is all about pushing my boundaries and finding new ways to live my life to its fullest so I shall definitely be trying some of these.

https://i.ibb.co/5TZbJrr/4-A01-B94-B-4-E12-4-A31-9-D21-DD5-FA032-E19-C.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)

31-10-19, 09:21 AM
https://i.ibb.co/vY3ZbHZ/35018279-F987-4403-9878-CBA5183208-CF.jpg (https://ibb.co/rsx4gm4)

31-10-19, 10:08 AM
I love that!

13-12-19, 08:04 AM
Iím so sorry Ive been lax at posting anything here. This seems so simple but is often a huge stumbling block for anyone. While doing something for others is good, making sure youíre ok is just as important. And you canít support others if youíve crashed.

https://i.ibb.co/hCgTg4q/EBC3-EB14-C7-D0-453-C-9-AF9-1-CFC0286-B9-DB.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)

13-12-19, 09:21 AM
I love that. It's so true though....

13-12-19, 12:22 PM
Yes so so true, even how that tiny box is looking speaks volumes.

03-04-20, 07:50 PM
I saw this today and thought it was very apt

https://i.ibb.co/L9cPDfv/F38-E96-AB-D233-4-F1-A-AE17-5-B47315814-DE.jpg (https://ibb.co/XFK4fTV)

03-04-20, 09:05 PM
I LOVE that!

03-04-20, 09:11 PM
Need to make note I think

14-05-20, 11:00 AM
https://i.ibb.co/sFBX7RM/09516-FAB-21-E9-4-E4-D-A53-E-B60644564931.jpg (https://ibb.co/557JZ4f)

04-06-20, 12:06 PM

04-06-20, 12:28 PM
That's fab!

08-06-20, 09:15 AM
Thursday is Self Care day on the DWD Facebook page and I thought it might be helpful to copy over some of the posts to the forum. Hope they help :)

https://i.ibb.co/KW6byr3/A433-AD51-D137-43-C5-A18-F-496-FA515-C13-C.jpg (https://ibb.co/Fz6m7Dj)

I promise I wonít inundate you with lots of posts all at once but just one more (as Sunday is definitely Ďcuddle up on the sofa, watching feel good moviesí day) :)

30 movies to watch when depressed


What is climbing the mountain in your own time. Does it mean wait for the right moment. Or does it mean you should cope with the situation until you are ready to deal with it. I personally think you shouldnt do this because it can backfire and not dealing with the issue when it arises it can be a problem mentally. The mountain can only be climbed when you prepare yourself to climb it and also prepare for some difficulty. The mountain will always be there unless you conquer it early. if you wait to later to conquer it. It will seem harder to climb because of pretences. It is like saying problems wil work themselves out in their own time. All unfortunate circumstances can only be overcome when you personally take the steps to overcome them.

I dont think watching TV is good for dealing with a crisis. You should be methodical when dealing with situations. When someone is depressed, they should be more optimistic and use reason when in the train of thought.

08-06-20, 10:23 AM
In your own time? For instance, I had a fall several years ago that resulted in a significant disability. Last year I went on a residential pain rehab programme with great results. But if Iíd have tried to do it earlier, my mental health would not have coped with the programme - in fact there were moments where it nearly didnít. My mountain could not be climbed any sooner than it was without compromising my mental health

As for watching TV? When in crisis, often being methodical and reasonable are not doable, and just doing something that requires little thought is necessary to distract from the pain.

08-06-20, 12:00 PM
Prycejosh - have you ever dealt with a depressive episode at all?

08-06-20, 04:57 PM
That is great to hear, I do think that every little helps. (nod)

08-06-20, 05:08 PM
You appear to have not answered my question....

23-07-20, 11:17 AM
Self care information and tips for Carers


28-07-20, 10:16 AM
thanks for this sharing :)

20-08-20, 10:24 AM