It’s that time of the year again, when many in society are making new plans and resolutions for the coming year. While the anarchist may oft shun such silliness from society, some areas behind these ideas demand a closer examination. This TOTW is about anarchists relation to physical and mental health.
Do you have an anarchist approach to physical and/or mental health? Any specific related ideas to such thoughts? Who are your favorite anarchist or anarchist-friendly writers on the topic? What have they said that you found moving? How do you take care of yourself and your family / friends?
Is mental and physical exercise something you spend time on daily / weekly / monthly? Do you go to a gym or prefer the comforts of the outdoors and other spaces? What does your routine look like? Can you make any recommendations for beginners or the seasoned crafty veteran?
Mentally and physically taking care of oneself is often hard enough, but how do we care for those family and friends who are hurt or in long-term care? Can you share any anonymous experiences of having to deal with personal health or that of family and friends that may be able to shed some light on the situation and perhaps offer some advice for others in similar circumstances? What are some places to find physical and mental health support that are anarchist friendly?
How can we be better in these areas as anarchists? What would you like to see more / less of?