Do you struggle with self-care when you’re under stress? Some people shut down and let their self-care go by the wayside (hygiene, cooking, going out). Others can’t seem to stop trying to solve a problem, even if they know it is unsolvable in that moment due to circumstances beyond their control.
So many of us do these things, but the good news is, we can shift how we respond when we’re feeling emotional distress and take better care of ourselves. If we have BPD traits, borderline personality disorder, or emotional sensitivity, it is especially important that we take extra good care when we’re feeling dysregulated. The choices we make when we’re feeling this way impact our nervous systems and really matter!
Through radical acceptance and self-care, we can get ourselves through a difficult time without making matters worse.
Check out this video on the topic, and let me know your thoughts!