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Editor's Note

If you struggle with self-harm or experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741. For a list of ways to cope with self-harm urges, visit this resource.

A list of self-care suggestions for when you’re having a bad day.


Self-Care Suggestions For a Bad Day

  1. “Breathe. Slowly and deeply
  2. “Eat. Sleep. Hydrate. Shower.”
  3. “Join a local support group.”
  4. “Write it out. Free form in a journal or Google doc”
  5. “Write a list of 25 reasons why you’re a good person.”
  6. “Volunteer at a local animal shelter.”
  7. “Dance around to your favorite cheesy song.”
  8. “Remember that what you’re going through is temporary.”

Based on an article by Annie Wright

Originally published: May 2, 2017
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