Lets be kind to ourselves (rolling)


#1

i had an idea recently.

thought it would be nice to have a thread where we promise to do stuff for ourselves that we’d usually deem selfish, frivolous or not worth it e.g. running yourself a nice bath, buying yourself a book you’ve always wanted to read, doing your nails etc., just general reminders to be kinder to ourselves.

i’ve generally having a crap time atm and got some bad news today, i understand that some of you guys are also struggling atm. let’s all make promises to be kind to ourselves!!! :hugging: :coffee: :heart:


#2

I am going to have this 3rd beer because i had a really shitty day at work
CHEERS


#3

this is a wonderful idea for a thread

i’m gonna pay to get a nice haircut when i’m in london this weekend :massage:


#4

I’ve had a bottle of coke in the fridge for about 6 months now. guess it came with a pizza, or something.

thought I’d treat myself to a glass of cold coke. it was no better than ok, but at least I tried to be kind to myself


#5

This is a lovely thread idea and I hope everything is ok (I know that’s a trite thing to say but you know, thinking of you is what I mean :slight_smile: )


#6

I am going to eat some banana fritters, and maybe lay off ruminating on bad stuff for the evening


#7

Hey, good thread idea :slight_smile:

I’m going for dinner at this place tomorrow night:
https://www.ft.com/content/79c4d6b8-3349-11e6-bda0-04585c31b153
It feels a bit weird going out and having a nice time when we’re going through it as a family but I figure, sod it, we had the reservation booked before we got the bad news. Just because some of life is shit, doesn’t mean it all has to be shit.


#8

Don’t have time for a proper treat day atm with professional exams and work but when my exams are done I’ll do something relaxing and rewarding.


#9

Great idea :heart: hope everything gets better soon too

I think I’m going to buy some makeup that I really want but don’t need and is really expensive but just so nice. Isn’t it lovely
http://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/brands/h/hourglass/ambient-lighting-edit---surreal-light-MUK200017899.html


#10

At the moment my mind feels like a cracker or something that’ll just snap completely under any pressure whatsoever, my body is like actually heavy/doubled over with sadness, and all I can do to be kind to myself is nothing at all.


#11

Fuck, man. Hang in there.

Apologies if this is simplistic or whatever but fuck this time of the year, it always makes things seem so much worse when October rolls around.


#12

Nice thread. Personally I am too good at being frivolous and for myself the kindest thing I could do is to challenge myself/do things I find difficult/do some actual work.

Wonder if this could be a job, head of frivolity.


#13

I like this thread. I’m going to pop a glass of whiskey later.


#14

I totally feel this. Feel like I’m drifting because I’m afraid to do things I find difficult at the moment. I’ve not really had this before.


#15

Hope you’re ok buddy.


#16

I’ll be honest man, not really. Really not really. Feel a bit guilty venting like this but it’s nicely semi-anonymous or at least folks I don’t really know so it’s convenient. Maybe it’ll pass.


#17

Mate don’t feel guilty at all - this is totally the place to do it and it’s great that you feel it’s a convenient place to vent. If you ever want to PM or whatever about what’s on your mind I’d be happy for you to vent some more!


#18

Yeah man, this. It’s almost entirely the point of the place. Vent away.


#19

Gonna eat some chocolate :chocolate_bar: ice cream right :point_right: now. Will make me feel bad :-1: so not really being kind to myself but fuck it


#20

one of my major problems is that I have an addictive personality. not sure how to be kind to myself in any way that I haven’t made less good by doing it compulsively :confused: