The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-care

The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-care

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"An A to Z, mental health-centric handbook that distills the "self-care internet" to four distinctive realms of self-care: physical, mental, social, and spiritual"-- Provided by publisher.
The concept of 'self-care' covers a wide spectrum of decisions and actions. Many are simple actions, such as taking an extra-long shower after a stressful day. But sometimes life gets so overwhelming that radical care is crucial to maintain your sanity. Borges has gathered tips, activities, and anecdotes into an A-to-Z list. From 'asking for help' to catching some 'Zzz's' you'll be able to add new skills in your self-care toolkit. -- adapted from back cover
Publisher: New York : The Experiment, [2019]
ISBN: 9781615196104
1615196102
Call Number: 613 B7325m 2019
Characteristics: xvi, 239 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Scott, Bob - Illustrator

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The concept of 'self-care' covers a wide spectrum of decisions and actions. Many are simple actions, such as taking an extra-long shower after a stressful day. But sometimes life gets so overwhelming that radical care is crucial to maintain your sanity. Borges has gathered tips, activities, and a... Read More »


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BostonPL_JordanD Aug 12, 2020

I want to buy a copy for pretty much everyone I know!

Not every self-care idea out there will work for every single person, and this book acknowledges that! This is a giant A-Z list of ideas for self-care, whether you're completely down in the dumps feeling depressed, or feeling okay but know you still need to take care of yourself. These bite-sized portions cover things like gratitude and playlists to reaching out to friends and getting sleep. There are also some New Age ideas thrown in like reading the tarot to learn more about yourself. True self-care stories are sprinkled throughout, and extra information is included about a few things like "ways to nourish your body even when it's difficult" or a list of cognitive distortions. I especially like that these bits of information are so small. I imagine when life is really hard, one might not have the capacity to read at length on a subject and a little tidbit is all you need to give yourself a boost.

There's a lot packed into this little book: After the A-Z list, there's this really great chart that can help you figure out which self-care idea you should try depending on how you're feeling at any given time. I do wish this was at the front of the book though. It's so helpful! Behind that is a Therapist FAQ, that's perfect if you're looking to find a therapist and have questions about how to do that. Then there's a mental health crisis resource list and an online resource list of websites that includes places to get your medication when your finances are tight. Lastly, there is a list of recommended books including several memoirs and other self-help titles.

In short, I LOVE THIS!!!

debwalker Dec 18, 2019

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