Let’s talk about cerebral palsy self-care tips! In this video, I discuss simple things we can do to take care of ourselves. Here are some examples:
- Drinking water
- Taking vitamins
- Reading books
- Lighting candles (my favorites are from Jill Bauer; I’m obsessed with Cozy Winter Cabin!)
- Listening to music
Self-care is essential for living a healthy, productive life. Practicing good habits allows people with or without disabilities to be a priority in their own lives. All too often, we take care of everyone else, forgetting that we matter, too. It might seem strange to put yourself first, but when you do, you’re able to give more to to the people we love. And, they’ll notice the positive changes in your behavior, too. Self-care makes you feel more confident, it reduces anxiety and depression, plus it’s fun. Give it a try!
In our chat, you’ll hear what members of the What CP Looks Like community do to practice positive self-care. We also covered Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month in March, ways to raise awareness, and how to get more media attention for the most common childhood disability, which affects 17 million people worldwide. If the fact that cerebral palsy is the forgotten disability stresses you out…stay calm and practice self-care! For example, If you’re an advocate, take breaks during the day to do something just for you. Curl up with your favorite cup of tea, listen to a podcast or play with your pet.
Share Your Favorite Cerebral Palsy Self-Care Tips
There are many things we can do take better care of ourselves. The possibilities are endless! Need ideas? Download The Mighty’s Advent Self-Care Calendar here. Some might be easier, others more challenging — but don’t let that stop you. Start small, don’t forget to pat yourself on the back for showing yourself some love.
Inquiring minds want to know — what are some of the ways you practice self-care? COMMENT BELOW!