Do you take care of yourself? At TheHopeLine we hear far too often of people harming themselves rather than caring for themselves. Because people often have been hurt and don’t know how to take care of their mental, emotional, and physical well-being, they turn to things like self-harm, eating disorders, anger, risky sex and other harmful “band-aids” to try to cover over their pain.

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others. Self-care is “something that refuels us, rather than takes from us.” Self-care is knowing what we need to do in order to take care of ourselves.

This is a safe place to address any negative behaviors you may have adopted to cover up pain and look at positive alternatives, such as setting goals for yourself, finding your purpose, improving your reputation and learning to forgive.

After 25 years of talking with young adults we’ve heard it all, never judged, and provided hope.

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Through blogs, eBooks, stories, podcasts and more find answers to these kinds of questions and much more:

  • How can I quit cutting for good?
  • How can I live a balanced life with food?
  • How can I forgive the person who hurt me?
  • How can I manage my anger?
  • How can I live life on the hard days?
  • What's my purpose?

Most Recent Blogs on Self-Care

7 Ways to Support a Friend or Loved One with Depression

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I love my friends and family. I don’t want any of them to struggle, suffer, or feel pain, especially not when I feel like I might be able to help. If you love someone who has a depression diagnosis, it can be difficult to know what to do. After all,..Read more

Just a Bad Week or Depression? How to Tell the Difference

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Life can be difficult and saddening. Whether you’re grieving, dealing with a tough relationship, or just feel like you have the blues, it’s easy to feel weighed down. I can remember many times when I felt isolated, ashamed, or lonely and had a tough time tracing it back to a..Read more

You Can Be Twenty-Five Percent Happier

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  Giving Thanks Increases Happiness Let’s be honest. Sometimes life is really hard. We feel broken, lonely, shamed, hopeless. It’s hard to find the positive in anything. And why should we even bother to try? Everything is just messed up. But what if we made a point to find SOMETHING..Read more

Breaking Free from Self-Harm

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This guest post is written by Amanda Turner, the founder and head writer of Breaking Free Indeed.  Her hope is that by sharing her own story and the truths God has shown her, others might not feel so alone on their own journeys and can also find help in these..Read more

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Free eBook: Understanding a Relationship with God

A guide to understanding the basics of Christianity and a meaningful relationship with God.  Do You Feel Like Life is Meaningless? Are you wondering what your purpose is? Do you have questions about what Christians believe or what it means to be a Christian? At TheHopeLine we believe real and lasting HOPE can only come […]

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