7 thoughts on “A Guide to Self-Care for Codependents and Those Who Struggle with Self-Care

  • June 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • June 20, 2017 at 2:49 am

    This article is representing me, my struggling with paying special attention to myself. I greatly appreciate the advice – is valuable and encouraging in its essence. Thank you very much for offering a helping hand in life.

    • June 20, 2017 at 10:03 am

      I’m glad it was supportive of your efforts to practice more self-care!

  • June 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    What if you don’t feel anything, or don’t know what you need?

    Much of my week is spent at work, where I’m usually focused on what I’m doing. Focusing on work means I’m not feeling anything for hours at a time. Wen I take a break, it’s like taking a break from being buried alive. After leaving work or on weekends, I don’t know what my feelings want or need. They’re just there, without any accompanying desire or need. I have no idea what to do

    • June 23, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Everyone has feelings. It sounds like yours are buried pretty deep, but you can slowly unearth them by sitting quietly for 5 or 10 minutes, inviting your feelings to emerge, and trying to connect with your body and thoughts. It can be very uncomfortable and sometimes scary to allow feelings to come to the surface. I find trying to write things down is also very helpful.

  • February 29, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Great article. I found the part about thinking of yourself as a toddler to be especially useful. I’ve always had difficulty identifying what self-care is, but that part really helped me understand what self-care is and how to give it. Thank you so much for that!


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