In LGBTQ+ Hope on Sunday, 10/10 we discussed Rainy Day Self Care. What kinds of self care tasks or activities can you turn to when you’re having a tough day? Maybe you want to change your mood, or you want to sit with your feelings. Either way, caring for yourself is always beneficial. Check out the list we came up with and thoughts we’re discussing next group! Join us Sundays @ 4PM EST on Zoom!
Here’s a list of activities we came up with in the LGBTQ+ Hope group!
Physical Self Care for Rainy Days
Cooking for other people
Having snacks on hand
ASMR! Vids on Youtube!
Fave tv show
Supplements (research and discuss with providers)
Don’t tough out swirling thoughts, change up activities
Up and down stairs
Walking while on zoom calls
Combine things you enjoy!
Lotion & aromatherapy
Emotional Self Care for Rainy Days
Going to support meetings
Breathing exercises (counting 444, 48, 478)
Communicate your feelings to others- let them know what’s going on to set an expectation
Lean into our lesser vices safely
Be authentic to ourselves
Solidarity with others
Community work/ volunteering
Struggle with others/ recognize suffering is the common human experience
Compassion for self and others
Spiritual Self Care for Rainy Days
Reading something beautiful
Time with animals
Shower! Cleanse ourselves!
Binge-watching something special
Social Self Care for Rainy Days
Connect with friends
Keep friend time on your calendar
Contact friends you haven’t talked to in a while
Positive social media
Boundaries for social media
Support system engagement
Ask for consent before you vent
Attend a support group or meeting
Thoughts for our next group:
How does self care look different as a member of the LGBTQIA+ Community?
Who are the people that you can call on when you’re having a bad day?