We’ve all had challenging days. Either at work, at school, or caused by a fight with someone or too much stress at home. It’s easy to think of self-care and taking care of yourself as eating treats or buying items you feel you “deserve” because your day was so difficult. This can lead you to ignore all of those stressful moments because you automatically compensate with food or purchases and don’t give yourself time to process your feelings. So here’s 58 practical ways to treat yourself without food or spending money after a challenging day.
There are so many shades of gray in between black and white, so don’t just limit yourself to the two colors.
This is your reminder that it’s absolutely okay to miss certain toxic relationships, your sick body, your drug of choice, or anything else that hurt.
In addition to focusing on all the work we need to get done, all the chores we still need to do, and all the people we need to reach out to, why not pay attention to the little things as well?
You can be the fastest runner, but in the end, you cannot out run your feelings because you can’t keep running forever.
Life doesn’t come with a trigger warning (nor should it), but many things on the internet do have a trigger warning. Don’t seek these things out when you’re feeling vulnerable. It’s a sure way to feel worse and potentially lead you to act on your feelings. That’s kind of the point of the warning…