A COMPREHENSIVE HOW TO
We are all struggling to hold on. Here’s some focused ideas on how to use your time and energy
SELF HOLDING GUIDE
Specifically geared to those who grapple with PTSD, this self-holding guide is helpful for anyone who needs to take a minute to get in touch with where they are in their body. If no one else can hug you, you can hug you.
BAD MOMENTS BAG
Curate a bag full of goodies to help lift you, and keep you focused on the positive.
Buddhify is a great tool for beginners who want to make space in their lives for meditation, and quiet reflection.
Relax, strengthen, and empower yourself with a daily yoga routine, or an as needed pick-me-up. Yoga with Adriene makes your yoga practice easy, and free!
FINDING STEADY GROUND
To be in shape for the long haul, we have to get our minds and spirits ready, as well as jump into action. Learn seven behaviors to strengthen yourself, and sign up for reminders and encouragement.
TAKE A BREAK
This tool challenges you to do nothing at all for two minutes.
INTERACTIVE SELF-CARE GUIDE
A great way to check in with yourself and work on feeling better in stages and concrete steps.
Turn up the music, shake your booty with this resistance playlist.
Heal existential exhaustion with these 5 free/low budget self-care suggestions.
GLUE ONE THING TO ANOTHER
“Sometimes we are so confused and sad that all we can do is glue one thing to another. Use white glue and paper from the trash, glue paper onto paper, glue scraps and bits of fabric, have a tragic movie playing in the background, have a comforting drink nearby, let the thing you are doing be nothing, you are making nothing at all, you are just keeping your hands in motion, putting one thing down and then the next thing down and sometimes crying in between.”
Indulge in some healing art-based self-care with these 100 suggested activities.
A great list of questions to ask yourself before giving up.
COLLECTED TOOLS FOR SELF-CARE
A pedagogy of care.
HOW TO GET OUT OF THE CYCLE OF OUTRAGE IN A TRUMP WORLD
If we live in a perpetual state of outrage, Trump wins.
Whether you need to focus or just need to feel like you’re somewhere safe, the Hufflepuff common room is a great group of sounds to insulate you against the outside world.
BREATH WITH THIS GIF
If you find yourself unable to take a deep breath, try synchronizing your breath with this gif. Click to expand.
TAKE A FIKA BREAK
Stop working and fika. It’s a verb in Swedish that loosely means “to have a coffee break,” and usually involves coffee (or tea, if that’s your thing) and cake or pastry. The important part of fika is that you really stop what you’re doing and just be with the people around you. Fika isn’t a noun, it’s a verb, because a gentle action still deserves an action word.