Day 18: Asking for What You Need

One of the hardest things to do when it comes to self care is asking others for what you need.  As I mentioned in the Day 16 post, don't feel guilty over self care tasks. Asking for what you need is a biggie when it comes to that guilt feeling though. You probably are used... Continue Reading →

Day 17: Listen to Music

Music is something powerful. It has the ability to change your mood quicker than most things in this world and that needs to not be forgotten. So take some stock of where you are and where you want to be and listen accordingly. If you're feeling wired, put on some upbeat jams and dance it... Continue Reading →

Day 16: Rest.

There's nothing wrong with taking a rest. Lay down and nap. Sleep in on Saturday some. It's ok. As long as your responsibilities are taken care of (or atleast covered for you), don't feel guilty. It's true, if you're tired and running on no or negative energy, make some. Go ahead, close your eyes, play... Continue Reading →

Day 15: Figure It Out 

If there's something that's been bugging you, take the time to figure it out. Talk to a mentor or friend, read up on the subject, journal about, pray or meditate on it. Make an effort to feel better and get something that's been bugging you off your shoulders. I've found through some work and seeking,... Continue Reading →

Day 14: Show Some Appreciation

One thing I've talked about a lot in this 31 Days of Self Care is putting love out there for others to receive. Be it through a physical act, a letter or simply being present with someone, giving is a wonderful way to make the world around you better.  It feels good. The recipient of... Continue Reading →

Day 13: Write a Real Letter

Mail is a dying thing and it's something I love. You can call me a sentimentalist or whatever you want, but I love sending mail and writing letters to folks. There's something so awesome about just putting some good out into the world and letting someone know that you are thinking about them or that... Continue Reading →

Day 12: Drink Water

The most simple self care task is drinking water. I know, it sounds like we would know this and do it but sometimes drinking water tends to fall on the backburner with all the coffees, teas, juices and other things we have to enjoy when we are thirsty and need a pick me up. As... Continue Reading →

Day 11: Unplug

Life happens when you put the screens down and look at what's around you Putting the screens down can be hard but, oh man, worth it. By not having the notion to keep up with the joneses and just let go, life is better. There's less stress, more time to enjoy the important things (like... Continue Reading →

Day 10: Go Somewhere Solo

Check out the grocery solo... enjoy your time! There are two kinds of people in this world, I've learned: people who enjoy going places by themselves and people who hate it. I'm thankful I'm part of the party that enjoys it. To really take some time for self care, though, do something solo. Go grab... Continue Reading →

Day 9: Wake Up Early

Not everyday is this setting, but it's still worth getting up early So if Day 8 was Go to Bed Early obviously, Day 9 is Wake Up Earlier! But why? I'll share my personal findings with you. I've worked jobs that start around 7 or 8 in the morning and I'm in a job that... Continue Reading →

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