Oakland, CA — After two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors died in apparent suicides in the same week, young people are talking about resilience and self-care, #MySelfCareRoutine.
In a series of tweets, Parkland survivor-turned-activist David Hogg sparked the conversation.
QT this with your self-care routine so we can all have a conversation about what self-care looks like, which is different for everyone— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 24, 2019
What self-care looks like for me is
-watching the office
-listening to Lo-Fi
Hogg urged politicians to spend money on school mental health services instead of arming teachers.
Stop saying “you’ll get over it.”— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 24, 2019
You don’t get over something that never should have happened because those that die from gun violence are stolen from us not naturally lost.
Trauma and loss don’t just go away, you have to learn to live with it through getting support.
People across the country are adding their own #MySelfCareRoutine posts, sharing how they cope when things get tough.
#MySelfCareRoutine looks like:— Ethan Somers (@ethanjsomers) March 24, 2019
- working out
- playing the piano
- sharing with friends
- meditating when I can
We (and I especially) need to remember that if we can’t care for ourselves we can’t help anyone else ❤️ https://t.co/WR7uxKsPq3
Best advice I ever got: Start the day by making your bed. For one, it means you got out of it. Secondly, it means no matter what crap life throws at you, you got one thing done today. And it encourages self. My daddy taught me that, the army taught me that and I'm passing it on.— True Blood Net (@truebloodnet) March 24, 2019
#MySelfCareRoutine— Jennifer Smith (@JenRachelSmith) March 24, 2019
-spa day w/ massage
-carefully chosen tv show
-angry cry w/ prayer
-look for beauty
-sit or walk in nature
-coffee or smoothie
-sleep or nap
-sit/rest in the sun
-fresh sheets https://t.co/HFsEeIgKRL
My self-care routine— juliet (@julelouise) March 24, 2019
-stream feel good shows/movies I've already watched
-take a nap with the kitties
-clean up around the house/laundry
-see a friend or family member
-personal hygiene/dress nice#MySelfCareRoutine
When it comes to my self-care routine, I like focusing on things that make me feel productive. Things like cleaning my room, going to the gym or practicing a forgotten hobby make me feel better. By doing something to improve myself, I can channel my stress into something positive.
Sometimes, you have to pause and ask yourself if you’re okay. If the answer is no, here are some suggestions people on Twitter are sharing.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
#MySelfCareRoutine involves:— Kristen J. Prior (@KristenPrior) March 25, 2019
• being outside with my soccer ball
• listening to music
•laughing while watching my favourite comedies
•watching Scooby doo
It's so important yet so often neglected to look after oneself. We must ALL make it a priority. #selfcare
my self care routine (not in order and not always helpful. but i constantly try my best!!)— kaylalala (@kayranguyen) March 25, 2019
- facetiming a friend
- spoken word and poetry
- practicing gratuity
- calling my mom
- celebrating my small victories#MySelfCareRoutine https://t.co/r86Zz08bgJ
#MySelfCareRoutine:— Lisa Bishop (@lisabishop34) March 24, 2019
- working out, especially yoga
- Walking, especially with family
- talking to family and friends
- working, because I love it
- cooking while listening to music This list evolves as I do