Confusion is a real thing for me (as mentioned in the previous post), but I do self-care primarily through suggestions/reminders/affirmations.
In fact, “Words of Affirmation” is my love language—for those who subscribe to that sort of thing.
I make recordings!
Anything about the stuff I want to reinforce in my life, within the scope of illness management and change.
I think the sort of thing I do with my recordings is rare and “quite different.”
So much so that many people often disregard it out of the gate!
But, if you’re the type of person bent on growth, you’ll give it some thought, before excusing it along with the person with mental illness, suggesting it!
(Actually, one’s mental health may or may not factor in to your decision to give this a try.)
My recordings are personal to me, and while I could share snippets, that defeats the purpose of you using your own creativity and imagination to get the job done!
What do I do with my recordings exactly?
I am being my own best friend, by talking to myself and recording my voice for playback.
And, that’s my present reminder/self-care strategy.
You’re reinforcing the pertinent things and even making an album of your thoughts.
They can go in the direction of anything that is positive, helpful, and soothing.
If you would talk to your friend in a way that compliments them or captures something special about who they are, you can do that through reminders and self-care affirmations, for yourself as well.
Things are okay today (one day at a time), and I owe that to my self-care suggestions/reminders/affirmations.
Have any of you ever tried recording your own voice, saying something positive or uplifting? I’m excited to know!
And, if you have made some recordings, what did you say to yourself? 🙂