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Self-care

TagLast edit: 13 May 2021 15:05 UTC by Leo

Use the self-care tag for posts about caring for one’s own emotional, mental, or physical health.

Effective altruism can be intense, difficult, and even overwhelming; fortunately, the Forum contains a lot of good posts on how we can stay healthy and maintain balance as we try to do as much good as we can.

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Do­ing good is as good as it ever was

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It’s OK to feed stray cats

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Coun­ter­ing im­poster syndrome

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Keep­ing Ab­solutes in Mind

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Don’t Be Bycatch

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Sleep: effec­tive ways to im­prove it

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Is mind­ful­ness good for you?

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Daniel Kesten­holz: Self-care — bal­anc­ing sac­ri­fice and renewal

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EA Men­tal Health Care Nav­i­ga­tor Pilot

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Sasha Chapin on bad so­cial norms in EA

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A Men­tal Health Pod­cast Directory

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33 points
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A Defense of Normality

EricHerboso7 Sep 2015 21:00 UTC
32 points
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65 points
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In­tro­duc­ing Effec­tive Self-Help

Ben Williamson6 Jan 2022 13:11 UTC
98 points
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tereziekosik14 Jan 2022 16:06 UTC
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How to Choose the Op­ti­mal Med­i­ta­tion Practice

oliverbramford18 Mar 2022 17:11 UTC
11 points
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EA Obli­ga­tions ver­sus Fi­nan­cial Security

anon99920 Mar 2022 20:35 UTC
16 points
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Pro­duc­tivity through self-loyalty

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25 points
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LW4EA: Shoulder Ad­vi­sors 101

Jeremy29 Mar 2022 3:16 UTC
5 points
3 comments1 min readEA link
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Off Road: In­ter­views with EA Col­lege Dropouts

Daystar Eld5 Apr 2022 2:53 UTC
31 points
5 comments4 min readEA link

Men­tal Health Nav­i­ga­tor Progress Report

Emily16 Apr 2022 14:02 UTC
12 points
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2021 EA Men­tal Health Sur­vey Results

Emily2 May 2022 18:00 UTC
38 points
4 comments26 min readEA link

Do you have im­pos­tor syn­drome?

Vasco Grilo8 May 2022 11:23 UTC
16 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

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10 points
17 comments1 min readEA link

The do­ing good and feel­ing good ten­sion.

Glenn_V21 May 2022 11:12 UTC
2 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Link post: Fun does not pre­clude burnout by An­drew Critch

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8 points
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7 points
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