I started Self Odyssey as a way to share all of the self care skills and strategies I had discovered along my journey. At the time, I was dealing with major health issues that had made me put even more effort into taking care of myself fully. From simple things such as bedtime routines, breathing exercises and affirmations to boundary setting, therapy and negative thought redirecting, I soon realised how much easier it was to deal with everything when I was putting these skills into place. My issues did not magically vanish, of course. I was simply better equipped to cope. That is exactly what true self care is all about. It's not about bubble baths and face masks (although those never hurt). It's about equipping yourself with basic skills to navigate the many stresses that you face in this often hectic life.
The advice, guidance, inspiration and resources I share are not made to replace therapy, medication or other treatment strategies. Instead, they are meant to work alongside other treatments to offer an integrated approach. Using a combination of coping strategies is the best way to heal from the inside out, using skills that can be put into action. This approach helped me heal and I use it on a regular basis to this day.
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