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thepeacefulgarden · a day ago
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notalwayscommonsense · a day ago
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Making Showering Easier w/ Executive Dysfunction
On this account we cover how to do things that are "common sense" or generally untaught for the people who dont know. Shame-free. Today, we'll be covering tips to help shower when you struggle with executive dysfunction, a depressive episode or something similar. Executive dysfunction can cause tasks that seem easy and simple for most look insurmountable to people who suffer with it. Sadly, there's no quick fix, but below will be tips on making bathing easier.
Tip 1: Taking away the pressure - A big reason bathing can feel like such a daunting task is because you're looking at the big picture. A list of things you need or feel like you have to do; washing your body, your hair, shaving, going about your regular routine. Simply put, simplify your shower. Gauge what you can manage and cut out the rest. If you can only wash your hair or only wash your body its far better than nothing at all. If you cant do either, just letting the water run over you is enough.
There isnt any hard and fast rules you must follow while showering. You dont have the energy to stand? Then sit. You can invest in a shower stool or just sit right on the floor. "I cant shower, its 3am!" Says who? When motivation strikes, its best to ride that wave no matter what time of day it is. Is the process of getting ready after you shower the daunting part? Pick out comfortable clothes, air dry your hair or even plan to reward yourself afterwards with something you've been wanting to do. Thinking of being able to curl up on the couch comfortable, clean and cozy may strike some motivation.
Tip 2: Make it fun - This tip definitely isnt for everyone, but it may be helpful for some. Try to indulge in some things to make your showers more fun and increase the motivation to do it. Some quick, free things you can do are playing music or even setting your phone or tablet a safe distance away to have your favorite show or movie on in the background. You can even bring a refreshing drink or snack (fruit will never get soggy and you dont need to worry about getting sticky from popsicles!). If you're open to spending some money, there's countless other ways you could increase the motivation to shower. Fancy soaps, body scrubs, fluffy new loofahs, bath bombs or shower steamers can all leave you feeling eager to try them out. Check out the kids section, seriously. Bath tints, bathtub crayons, markers and paint can all be fun for people with a creative side. Tip 3: Dont - If none of these options sound appealing to you, then simply dont shower. There are other ways to freshen up without having to go through all the motions. Using dry shampoo can leave your hair unwashed for longer. Dampen a wash cloth with warm water and wipe down your armpits. Keeping a pack of baby wipes by your bed can help when you feel a spark of motivation. Below will be linked a few more resources and products that could help when you're having trouble. Remember, no matter how hard it may feel right now, things will get easier. Products: Bathtub Markers & Crayons Affordable Shower Speaker B&BW Bath & Shower Products 15 Pack of Shower Steamers Resources: 15 Hygiene Hacks SAMHSA’s National Helpline
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yourhealingjournal · 4 months ago
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you can always start again. clean up your socials, make new playlists, donate clothes you no longer wear. try out a new recipe, move to a new city and make new friends, pick up new hobbies you never thought of before. there is no limit to how many times you can press the reset button. it's okay to change and start over. you don't need anyone's permission to do it.
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selfcare-journey · a year ago
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My brain, having a meltdown like a toddler: I just can’t do it! I don’t want to !! I can’t!!
Me, parenting my tired toddler brain: Take a deep breath, it’s going to be ok. We don’t have to do everything today that’s overwhelming you. Let’s pick the most important thing to work on, ok? What’s the smallest step we can do to work towards that?
My toddler brain, wiping away tears: Um, I think we should...open up the important spreadsheet and look at the first row.
Me, parenting my tired toddler brain: Great! Let’s do that, and then we can have a popsicle, ok?
My toddler brain: *nods through drying tears, upset, but cooperative*
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chibird · 28 days ago
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I used to be so hard on myself for not getting more done. This was especially true when I was still an engineer- but amongst the hours of meetings and interviews and planning I did, it was more of a miracle that I was getting so much done. Let's be kind to ourselves! What other factors are contributing to our productivity, our energy, and our time? Only when we're more reasonable with ourselves, can we adjust how much we can actually get done, and then accomplish things without guilt.
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akindplace · 3 months ago
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You are not "wasting your potential" because you took a break, or because you're exhausted, or sick or you are struggling to find purpose. Please, take some time off, take care of yourself, listen to the needs of your body and your mind. Do the things you want to do to make you happy and fulfilled, not what others think you should, not what's more successful in their minds. You aren't wasting your life, nor wasting your potential. You are still deciding how to live it, what is the purpose of it, and you will find motivation to fight for what you want when you figure yourself out, but please take your time and don't listen to the pressure of people around you to comfort to their expectations of success.
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conscious-love · 8 months ago
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recoversuggestions · 21 days ago
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reminder that being mean to yourself doesn’t achieve anything except create more self-hate
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neutralin · 5 months ago
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tips for maintaining mental stability when it feels too much
-> don't gaslight yourself into thinking that your feelings are too much. Don't blame yourself for wanting to recharge or distant yourself as well. Whatever you feel is valid. Realize that your emotions are temporary. It is important to feel them and not suppress them but emotions are something that comes and goes. You won't feel that way after some time
-> cut off sensitive topics. Stop checking on the news if it feels too much. Mute or unfollow those who post triggering content. Tell your friends and family members that you don't want to talk about certain topics. It's okay to distant yourself not only from the news but from people/topics you find toxic.
-> rely on safe content instead. Re-read your favorite book or re-watch a show that makes you feel better. Use messengers instead of socials to contact your close ones.
-> sleep. Sleep washes off emotions and can calm you down, and recharge you.
-> invest your time in a hobby. Shift your focus a little. Hobbies that involve physical and/or sensual activity work even better. These can be painting, knitting, gardening, dancing, or singing.
-> go outside. Walk your dog or jog a little. Make your body move and breathe fresh air. Connect with your surroundings, visit your local park or forest.
-> realize what you can do at the very moment to support yourself and your close ones. Do what you can do to prepare yourself for tomorrow, step-by-step.
Take care of yourself 💖🌍
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recovery-afterrelapse · 11 months ago
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Friendly reminder that it’s OKAY if you’re incredibly productive one day but can’t get out of bed the next. That does not necessarily mean that you are regressing with your progress.
Our energy comes and goes, and it takes a while and a lot of practice to find a perfect balance. Take time to recharge yourself without feeling guilty for it!
Chores can wait, friends can wait. You are the most important person in your life, so feel free to take your time to heal.
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thepeacefulgarden · 19 hours ago
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lousydrawingsforgoodpeople · 6 months ago
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yourhealingjournal · 3 months ago
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stop. pick up the journal. speak to yourself gently. sit down. have a cup of tea. the world isn't ending even if it feels like it constantly is. what made you upset? how are you feeling? did you hydrate yourself enough today? ate a piece of fruit and watch the sky, soak in some warmth? pick up a random book you want to read and indulge yourself for a moment. better yet, flip it to a random page and read the passage. splash some water on your face, move your legs a little, shake your wrist. i know all you can think of is it's hard, it's hard, it's hard and i will commiserate with you and say that it is. so have some gentleness instead. we all need it. give yourself a taste of it.
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manifestisnow · 2 months ago
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Focus on what you do want and not what you don't want.
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chibird · a month ago
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I haven’t drawn myself in a while, but this one felt too personal not to. I think society has a big emphasis on “fixing” yourself, which makes sense in the way of therapy or growing as a person. However, sometimes you don’t need fixing because you’re not actually broken. I thought I needed to be more resilient to stress and anxiety, but I actually needed to be kinder to myself, by putting less pressure on myself and working less.
It’s still a work in progress for me, but I hope it can be a little helpful to you all! ♡
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safe-haven-safe-place · a year ago
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conscious-love · 9 months ago
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letstalk.mentalhealth ~ Instagram
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