I’ve joined a PTSD Facebook page. This was one of the ideas to help remind yourself for self-protection. Ashley kindly gave me permission to share. Thank you Ashley
I put on some dollar store temporary tattoos to help keep me safe tonight. I’ve had the worst weekend due to the holiday and have an extensive history of self-harm so I thought it was better safe then sorry since I’ll be alone the rest of the night. Yay for self-care?
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversary of trauma, special events or holidays may add another layer of stress to an already overloaded emotional system. I learned doing something to help with my self care at times like these acknowledges how I feel, visual reminder that I matter, and a promise to my self to take care of me.
Another project along the same idea is the Semicolon project. https://projectsemicolon.com/
Your Life Matters.