Two weeks after my birthday, I remember sending out text messages to close friends about my whereabouts as I was getting ready to protest Hillary Clinton. It was Oct. 30th, 2015 and I — along with eight other AUC Shut It Down student organizers — planned to interrupt Hillary Clinton as she spoke to Black […]
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We often view being busy and worn out as a sign of being “productive” – so how can you prioritize taking care of yourself? These practical tips can help.
Check out this Self-Care 101 lesson on exactly how to find a set of nourishing practices that works for you. It’s easier than you think, and you deserve it!
Put very simply, self-care is an intentional practice of taking care of ourselves. Now if you’re a type A productivity monster such as myself, you may have already stopped reading because you’ve got things to do. Am I right? I’ve said that all too many times before to myself. But if our obsession with productivity is keeping us from taking care of ourselves, we’ve got a problem.
With the passage of the new year, most consider the holiday season to be officially over. Almost overnight, we turn our focus to self-improvement. Holidays can be a stressful time for many. The resulting strain can leave you feeling exhausted and resistant to starting your next chapter. If you’re feeling holiday burnout, here are some self-care tips for the new year.
Without a solid self-care practice, negative feelings of blame can overwhelm us. Here are three steps you can use to shift perspective, care for yourself, and find the time to do so.
How can we resist everything Donald Trump is doing without burning ourselves out? These questions can help you find some answers.
It’s never fun to be told that you’ve hurt someone – and ignoring your guilt or anxiety about it won’t help. So here’s how to take care of those feelings and more.
Whatever you’re feeling about your abortion is valid. These practical self-care tips can help you before, during, and after the process.
How do you feel when you’re harassed on the street? Anger, self-blame, vulnerability, and more can come up not only during an incident of harassment, but after it’s over. Here are some tools to help make navigating the world a little less draining.
Miscarriage can be incredibly difficult to deal with, and it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to self-care. But loving yourself is so important, so this author’s sharing some supportive tips.
The economy still sucks right now and you may find yourself unemployed. In our society, we too often give people value according to how much they earn and stigmatize people without jobs. So if you’re unemployed, chances are your self-esteem is suffering. But regardless of whether or not you have a job, remember that you are still worth taking care of.
As a community, speaking up about the need to take care of ourselves can cause a ripple effect and link our individual well being to larger acts of community resistance.
Practicing self-care at work, or in response to issues at work, can be the difference between feeling hopeless and isolated or inspired and optimistic.
We can’t be prepared for every eventuality, but having a self-care plan for social media emergencies is a great first step, and so is being able to ask for help when you need it.
This article was originally published by Catherine Labiran. It has been lightly edited and republished here with the author’s permission. Lately, I have been preoccupied with exploring and dismantling my old definition of self-care and building a new one that is tailored to my own experience. This exploration was in part sparked by a dissatisfaction […]
What do you do with those relationships with people who don’t support your social justice activism? These self-care tips may help.
Constant stress will wear you out – but it’s hard to avoid when you’re politically conscious. If you tend to do social justice work all day, every day, here are some self care suggestions just for you.
When you’ve grown up with toxic parents, it’s hard to predict how you’ll feel around holidays like New Year’s. Whatever you feel, it’s okay and valid – and this author has some great tips to help you get through the holidays.