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Self-Care for Recovery

Below are example of activities that can be found on social medial for our clients to use to build upon skills developed during treatment.

Text: LaughActivity 1: Laugh

Laughter is good for the soul. Take time to read a joke, watch a comedy, or laugh with a friend.

Text: Practice saying No

Activity 2: Say No

Practice the art of saying no. Setting boundaries is a way to honor yourself. It is important to say no to some things in order to maintain the time and energy for what is most precious to you and to make room for better things that are yet to come.

Text: Treat Yourself

Activity 3: Treat Yourself

Take yourself on a spontaneous little adventure this weekend or just commit a chunk of time to do an activity that is life-giving.

Text: write a thank you letter to your body

Activity 4: Practice Gratitude

Write a thank you letter to your body. Our body image can be negative at times – take a moment to thank your body for the many ways it helps you take the world by storm.

Text: do something artisticActivity 5: Get Artsy

Do something artistic. Get out some art supplies and just play – no rules or limitations.

text: make a planActivity 6: Plan

Make a plan for next week. Write down a few goals for yourself, your obstacles to meeting those goals, and your tools for overcoming them. You’ve got this!

text: feel the musicActivity 7: Feel the Music

Play an upbeat song – especially one that makes you feel positive or inspired. Belt the words, dance like no one is watching, or just rock out in your car.

Text: Positive self talk, write down ten things you love about yourselfActivity 8: Love Yourself

Write down 10 things you love about yourself. Integrate these thoughts throughout your day and post each one in a place you’ll see it to keep yourself encouraged.

text: regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to be happy & completely love myself todayActivity 9: Make a Choice

Actively choose to love yourself and be happy today – no matter what happens. This can positively effect your mood and your outlook. 

Text: get enough restActivity 10: Rest

Rest is crucial to recovery. Prioritize your need for sleep.

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