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17 Women Share Their Version of Self-Care

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I wrote a Happiness Recipe in my moleskine, which is basically a long long list of my needs divided in Mental/Emotional/Physical/Spiritual. In Mental I have stuff like “Reading” “Colouring books” “Breaks”; in Emotional”Talking to a friend” “Seeing pretty stuff on pinterest” “Inspiring talks/interviews” “Laughing”; Physical “Working out” “Sleep” “Drinking water”; Spiritual “meditation” “Thankfulness”. When I’m feeling down I check what of those needs I can meet at the time so I can feel better.’

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I like to send nice messages to other people. If I’m feeling down or stuck, I’ll text a friend or my cousin just to tell them I love them and they’re great. It usually makes their day, and it makes me feel better to turn a rough day for me into a good day for someone else.

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This may not work for everyone but for me whenever I feel depressed or like my mind is racing, I try to get lost in learning about whacky or weird things or reading really mysterious stories.

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I will go for a walk. Or I’ll journal all my thoughts. Both help when I need to forget about things for a bit or need to get all the negative thoughts out.

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Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs flavorandbounty.com, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.