Self-Care & Self-Soothing Zine

A mini zine that encourages you to think differently about self care

Zine cover with white background. The text says "self-care & self-soothing" in pink and blue.
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size

DIN A7
(105 x 148 mm)

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pages

8 pages
(incl. cover & back)

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format

One page zine
(printable on DIN A4)

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language

English

A printed sheet with a hand-written self-care checklist titled "Everything is awful and I'm not okay," containing questions and suggestions for personal well-being. It's designed to be read and interacted with, offering prompts for basic self-care actions such as hydration, eating, resting, and moving, as well as emotional checks and comforts like listening to a favorite song or changing into comfortable clothes.

A Zine on Self-Care and Soothing During Uncertain Times

I created a little zine back in 2020, during the pandemic, focusing on self-care and self-soothing. It was a way to reach out, not just to others, but to myself as well, sorting through what it means to truly take care of ourselves beyond just immediate comforts.

It’s a simple, one-page guide that I’ve put up on my website for anyone to download and print. You can download and print it for your own use. On the back, I included a poster with tips from “Everything is Awful and I’m Not Okay” by Eponis, which I find really helpful on those rough days. Feel free to check it out and see if it helps you as much as it’s helped me! Print it out and hang it in your room or leave it on the backside of the zine and every once in a while take it out to remind yourself to take care of yourself.

Zine Folding Instructions

Click here to download your free PDF guide on how to fold an 8-page mini zine from a single sheet of DIN A4 paper!

The image shows a set of visual instructions for folding a mini zine, laid out on a wooden surface. Surrounding the paper with the instructions are a pair of scissors, two pens, a mechanical pencil, a small potted cactus, and a cup of coffee with foam on top, suggesting a creative, DIY workspace. The instructions themselves include diagrams and text for each step, and the overall theme suggests a craft or hobbyist environment.

Flip through the zine

Explore my zine in this interactive flipbook format, crafted during 2020 as a tool to differentiate between self-care and self-soothing.

Sources and Credits

Shoutout to everyone whose work sparked a thought or two here. Most doodles and musings are by yours truly, with a dash of inspiration from stuff I’ve read or seen along the way.

Sources

“Everything is Awful and I’m Not Okay”
is a blogpost by Eponis I included in a handwritten poster on the back of the zine.