Weekly Wellness Series, August 15, 2018
What is Self-Care all about?
Self-Care is checking in with your needs on a daily basis.
Ask yourself “What do I need today?”
Have you been putting off exercising?
What can you do today? Walk? A short run? 20 jumping jacks?
Do you get enough sleep last night?
Here are some self-care tips:
Exercise a strength – whatever it is – writing, singing, telling jokes, dancing, running, volunteering, cooking, etc.
Document yourself – Journal – take photos, write about something you love
Switch up your schedule – invite positive change into your week, add an activity – delete an activity
Play! – Do a puzzle – play a game
Unplug your electronics – or blast your favorite song
Make a connection – call someone you haven’t spoke to in a while
Engage Your Senses
The smell and taste of a tea bag
the smell and feel of oils or lotion
Carry some in your purse, keep some in your car.
I always carry journals with me. Even though I do a lot of reading and writing with my cell phone, there is nothing quite like writing with a pen on paper for me. It really slows me down.
Pay attention to yourself. Look inward. What are your needs?