June 18, 2021: If Father’s Day Isn’t Easy

Experiencing a loss, having a complicated father figure relationship or missing connections with your children may mean that Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20th is less than celebratory for you. 

If that’s the case, here are some simple self-care suggestions to help you cope:

  • Go Outside. Some time in the sun can boost your mood as your body absorbs Vitamin D. Going for a walk or a jog is another good suggestion, because exercising releases endorphins that result in a feeling of wellbeing.
  • Do a Body Scan. One way to face pain is through a mindfulness practice called a body scan. You can complete this exercise in just 5 minutes, helping to release stress and tension as well as gain some insight into the potential causes of unwanted feelings.
  • Take a Spa Hour. Even though pampering typically has been promoted for women in the past, anyone can benefit from this kind of self-care. Schedule a massage. Use a moisturizing face mask. Take a bath while you read a book or watch an episode of your favorite show — caring for your body can help you unwind and feel a sense of comfort.

If Father’s Day is especially difficult, SupportLinc is here for you. Call 1-888-881-5462 for in-the-moment support from a Care Advocate, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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