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Wellbeing Wednesday Self-care kits

Today our lives are busy with a heap of different activities, these may include study (School, TAFE, Uni), work, sports, volunteering, and of course spending time with family and friends. Between all of this, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and stressed out - which is totally okay and totally normal. 

 

One way we can manage through the stress and overwhelming emotions is through self-care. But what is self-care, you can have a read through a refresher here

 

This week I thought we could focus a bit more on self-care and create our very own self-care kit which is unique to ourselves. 

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So have a think about the things which help you, soothe you, and make you feel as awesome as you are. Some generic suggestions include

  • Journal or art diary to write, draw or scribble through your thoughts.
  • A soft bear to cuddle
  • Squishy or stress ball to squeeze

Your self-care kit can be as specific or as broad as you like. As BIG or as small as you like.

 

Activity:

1. Think about what things or activities help you feel awesome and soothe you

2. Create your self-care kit - you can go and create a big box full of stuff that you can pick up in an instant, or you can space things around in your everyday life for a bit of self-care everywhere Smiley Happy 


Remember you're amazing just as you are Heart

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I find for me it works if I have a bit of self-care everywhere

So here are some things that are in my arsenal, and are at my desk at home

  • Colouring books and pencils (those who know me well, know this is a favourite hobby/self-care act for me)
  • A tangle (because I love fidgeting with them and twisting them)
  • A couple of cards/letters I have from some of my closest friends - they make me smile so much.
  • A bottle of water to keep me hydrated
  • A glitter jar - so sparkly!! 😍😍😍

 

I also have a couple of things in my handbag which I take with me when I'm out; these include 2 tangles (see image below) and 1 stretchy/squishy caterpillar Smiley Happy

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Love love love this activity, thank you for posting @Bee and for suggesting this activity @Tiny_leaf!

 

I have had a ton of self care boxes over the years and they are such a handy way of reminding what helps when having big or heavy feelings!

 

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I will make a new one on the weekend! Thing I will put in my box:

  • Bath bomb/bubble bar
  • Hand moisturizing cream
  • Puzzle book (eg: sudoku)
  • A pair of pliers, some beads and wire to make earrings (always relaxes me to make something!)
  • Some photos of my favourite places and memories
  • My journal
  • Some stones I painted with bright colours- they are super grounding! 
  • My old ipod

 

Would love to hear what others will have in their boxes! 

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@Bananatime04 @xXLexi_Lou122Xx @liv1611 @Tay100 @MisoBear @SomeoneNADJS  @Tiny_leaf @Eden1717 @MB95 

 

Have you had a self care box? If so what was in it?
If not, what self care items would you put in a box?

 

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Awesome idea @Tiny_leaf and awesome ideas for a box @Bee, @Jess1-RO!

 

I'll just try and make one up now, and make a list and post a pic of what's inside it!

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Thanks for tagging me in this @Jess1-RO Heart

I have a self care box as well as a distraction box. I decided to keep them separate as one of them helps me with anxiety and the other helps me with depression. 
Self care box: 

chocolate clay mask, charcoal peel of face mask and a cleansing mask 

~ My skin care routine from proactiv 

Hand cream and hand sanitizer

nail polish along with other nail products 

stress oils for my air humidifier 

body butter and body yogurt from the body shop 

my earphones and speaker for music 

bath bombs, bubble bath, bath oils and other bath things

hot chocolate packs 

a little positivity book 

helpline card with people I can contact

 

Distraction box:

’wreck this journal’

adult colouring book with gel pens

a journal with motivational quotes and activities on every second page (other pages I write down my thoughts, feelings and worries)

squishies 

putty

puzzles

mind games 

trivia cards 

stress relief toys 

~ another helpline card just in case

 

there is other stuff that I would be here typing for years if I named them all Smiley Tongue

 

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@Jess1-RO  I tried one but there isn’t a lot I would put in it. My journal, a few art things, something soft... 

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@Eden1717 that’s ok! It doesn’t matter how many things you have in it, as long as they are helpful to you Smiley Happy
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All the items going in my box... need to find pencils and pens though...All the items going in my box... need to find pencils and pens though...

 

The lid!The lid!

Here's my self-care box!

 

Colour in post card books from typo.

Fashion designer pad, I love this one.

Face masks, nail polish and nail glitter.

Prayer journal, and writing journal. 

 

Will add other stuff later!

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That’s great @xXLexi_Lou122Xx! Still blown away by your handwriting! It’s so pretty!