Self-Care Outside of Therapy

Actual Conversation:

Person 1: I go to therapy every week, why do I need to do anything else about this?

Person 2: If you do your self-care work, therapy is going to go a lot smoother.

Person 1: Therapy IS my self-care!

Person 2: It’s part of your self-care.

Photo Credit: a4gpa via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: a4gpa via Compfight cc

Perhaps you’ve been on both sides of this conversation, maybe you’ve had it with yourself. It’s important to remember that therapy and medication are parts of the self-care and self-love process.

That can be really hard to cope with when it takes a lot to just get to therapy and open up there. It’s important to be mindful that each piece of the process is important: therapy, medication, self-care activities, sleeping, eating well and exercise.

What do you do outside of getting help from a health professional? What is self-care to you? Does it change? Tell us your thoughts on engaging in this? 




Firefly ★

I like to do coloring pages, yoga, and running to help me with my mental health.

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