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Self-Care Series: Exercise

When you’re feeling down and lethargic, exercise is probably the last thing you want to do. The thought of it alone can expel your last remaining smidgeon of energy, and make you just want to curl up in a ball and sleep. Exercise, however, is a fantastic way of beating the blues, especially when incorporated into…… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Exercise

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Self-Care Series: 20 More Activities

Do you spend enough time looking after your mind, body and soul, or do you devote yourself entirely to the care of others? Do you let yourself get run down because it is ‘selfish’ to spend time relaxing and doing something you love to do? If you feel guilty about self-care, just remember: you need to…… Continue reading Self-Care Series: 20 More Activities

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Self-Care Series: Peer Support

Peer support is a type of self-care that people often undertake without even realising. Do you ever turn to friends or family for social, practical or emotional support? Do you rely on friends, family, or other acquaintances for their knowledge of certain aspects of life and local living? Peer support is essentially turning to others…… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Peer Support

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Self-Care Series: Ecotherapy

It is widely believed that the two most common treatments available for mental health issues are medication and talking therapy. Ecotherapy is something you don’t often hear about, but a form of self-care which has incredible outcomes. What is Ecotherapy? Ecotherapy is a type of programme that focuses on nature-based healing. It gets you out of…… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Ecotherapy

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Self-Care Series: 20 Activities For Your Self-Care List

It can be difficult to think of new and interesting things to do in your free time, especially when you are trying really hard to do so. We get stuck doing the same things over and over because we like and enjoy them, and they end up being just another boring, predictable part of our…… Continue reading Self-Care Series: 20 Activities For Your Self-Care List

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Self-Care Series: Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? It’s a technique which involves giving your full attention to the present moment. It requires you to focus on your mind, body, surroundings etc, in a way that is non-judgemental. It is essentially a way to manage your negative thinking patterns, and find different ways to approach them.   What can mindfulness…… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Mindfulness