have you exercised today

quick self-check
  • Are you hungry? Should you get some food?
  • Are you thirsty? Have you had anything to drink in the last two hours? Should you get a drink?
  • Do you need the bathroom? Do you need a shower?
  • How is your posture? Are you sitting comfortably? Are you sitting in a way that is good for your back?
  • Check the time. Have you been on for too long? Are you ready for any scheduled things you have today? Were you going to work, exercise or sleep in this time?
  • Are you the right temperature? Too warm, too cold?
  • How is the air? Is it stuffy? Do you need to open a window or go outside?
  • Have you taken your meds and/or birth control?
  • Is your music loud? Could it be turned down to spare your hearing? Are there background noises that are stressing you out?
  • Are you developing a screen headache? Have you had a break in the last hour?
  • Have your hands had a rest from typing and clicking? Are they tired?
  • How are you feeling? Are you getting stressed? Is your stomach settled? Are you tense? Is there anything bothering you? Do you need to pause? Do you need to meditate?
Checklist for when feeling crappy
  1.  Is it late at night? Try to go to sleep. If it’s stressful try some white noise or audiobook or something, or just lay down but don’t turn off the lightsIf it’s not working, keep going with the list and try again later
  2. Are you cold? If yes, put on a sweater, or some socks, or a tuque and gloves if necessary
  3. When was the last time you ate? If it was more than three hours ago, go find something to eat
  4. Have a sip of water
  5. Have you taken your meds/vitamins today?
  6. Have you done any bit of exercise today? If not, do something, even if it’s small. Choose a short workout from Darebee or take dog for a walk
  7.  Have you showered in the last two days? Take a shower (or a bath if that feels right). If, once you’re in exfoliating sounds like a good idea, do that. If, once you’re out, moisturizing sounds like a good idea, do that.
  8. If it’s daytime, are you dressed? Put some comfy or otherwise feel-good clothes on
  9. Do you have any homework or similar pressing work to do? Spend five minutes working on that. Maybe you’ll get into the flow and do more, but if not, no biggie
  10. If you have pets, have you cared for them today? Check and make sure their spaces are clean and they have food and water. Pet and play with them
  11. Have you hugged anyone today? Go hug someone. If no people are available hug a pet, if no pets are available find a teddy bear
  12.  Is your living space clean? Spend five minutes tidying or cleaning something
  13. Have you done anything creative today? Try that for five minutes
  14.  Have you talked to anyone today? Even if no one’s around physically, send a text to a friend at least
  15. Have you gone outside today? If it’s light out and/or not too cold, go and spend a few minutes outside 

This was made with my own needs in mind, but if anyone finds it useful, feel free to reblog


Mental health checklist:

  • Have you drunk enough water today? 
  • Have you eaten enough today?
  • Have you taken your meds today?
  • Have you exercised today? (It doesn’t have to be a long workout, even 5 minutes is okay!)
  • Have you talked to someone today (online or in person)? (It doesn’t have to be a long conversation, a short chat is just fine!) Extra: Have you gone outside today?
  • Have you done your homework? Extra: Are there any other responsibilities you need to take care of? (e.g. grocery shopping, cleaning, making appointments)
  • Have you taken care of your personal hygiene today? (shower/bath, brushed hair, brushed teeth, deodorant, shaved (if applicable), cut nails (if needed) changed clothes)
  • Have you been kind to yourself today? Say some affirmations, out loud or in your head! Remember that you are beautiful, valuable, and loved.
  • Are you on track to get enough sleep? 

These are all things I have to remind myself of, so I hope it helps some of you~

remember to care for your body.  sit up straight while at the computer; take breaks to stretch out and get your circulation going.  go grab a glass of water.  have you eaten today?  if you can manage some exercise, reserve some time to do a little.  your body is too precious to ignore; treat it with love.

Encounter with the Ubershatten... (RWBY open)

“If you have not guessed… Today is the start of endurance training exercises… I know this may sound somewhat strange, but there might may be a time in your life when simply killing any Grimm you encounter is just not enough.” The dark haired teacher said with her speech, the nearby Beowolf-like beast snarling and snapping at the students in it’s cage.

“And… for practice for those times, I brought this big guy back with me…”

This was going to be interesting…

“Are there any volunteers?”

Here we Go again

Greg Ellis is posting again on twitter and not at all being appropriately apologetic to the person his actions harmed.  He can plead intent all he wants; actions here are what counts. People calling you out for problematic behavior is NOT cyberbullying (and man have you been pretty happy to exercise that ban hammer today).  What is happening to that poor girl IS.  Stop playing the victim here.

*insert disgusted Cassandra noise*