The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care: From A to Z

The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care: From A to Z

Some days you need a pick-me-up, some days you need a life preserver.

“For most of us,” writes Anna Borges, “self-care is a wide spectrum of decisions and actions that soothe and fortify us against all the shit we deal with.” You may already practice some form of self-care, whether it’s taking an extra-long shower after a stressful day, splurging on a ~fancy~ dinner, or choosing Netflix over that friend-of-a-friend’s birthday party. But when life gets so overwhelming that you want to stay in bed, some more radical care is crucial to maintain your sanity.

The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care is here to help you exist in the world. Borges gathers over 200 tips, activities, and stories (from experts and everyday people alike) into an A-to-Z list—from asking for help and burning negative thoughts to the importance of touch and catching some Zzz’s. Make any day a little more OK with new skills in your self-care toolkit—and energy to show up for yourself.

Title:The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care: From A to Z
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781615196104
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    The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care: From A to Z Reviews

  • Anna Borges

    i'm marking this as "read" so it counts towards my goodreads challenge and no one can stop me #selfcare...

  • hannah

    This is the kind of book that I’m going to read multiple times - at least once from cover to cover, as I already have, and in bits and pieces many times in the future, I’m sure. As somebody who no...

  • Sakhile

    I think I've finally found a self-help book that's actually helpful for me.I love that this book pours light on how the differences in gender, class, determine what self-care is for an individual. A l...

  • Ashley Peterson

    The More Or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges is an A-Z listing of a wide variety of different self-care strategies. The book is visually appealing, with illustrations and an easy to r...

  • Liz

    I have been in various forms of therapy and medical intervention for my mental illness for five years now - and I was unwell for many years before that. I have taken innumerable classes, received ever...

  • Tess Malone

    This is not a book with a lot of pop science on why self-care works. It’s also not a book masking consumerism as self-care. But if you’re looking for something middle of the road—not a deep dive...

  • Shvaugn Craig

    I bought this immediately after reading Borges' article "I'm not always very attached to being alive". This is one of the best books on self care and mental health I've every read. It's quick, comfort...

  • caitlin

    at first I felt a bit embarrassed at having a self-care book on my public shelf on here but whatever, this book was great and helpful and made me hopeful that I can actually practice self care that’...

  • Sophie

    This was such an interesting book to read, with lots of infos and tips (from hobbies to self improvement) and I will definitely use it again in the future (starting now).I found it very well structure...

  • Trina

    My new favorite book recommendation is The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges. Every page in this book is practically perfect. The layout is easy to read, the personal stories a...