In this post I want to talk a little bit about self care. Self care ties in with the entire self improvement realm and forms a very significant part of it actually. In order for our mental, physical and intellectual selves to improve, it is necessary to take care of them from time to time.
After a rough month, I'm looking forward to actively practice self care in September. I decided to share this with you in the hope this might inspire some of you to take care of yourselves as well.
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Self care for September
I made a self care checklist for myself for the month of September. This list includes things that bring me joy and comfort and also things that promote my wellbeing and growth as a person. That is what self care means to me.
Here is my list:
Write a letter as your future self
Make a list of things you want to see yourself doing career wise in 5 years
Start reading a book on personal finance
Write down an ideal work-life balance day in your life
Spend one full day reading fiction
Go stationery shopping in the store
Have a modern family marathon and sandwich night
Spend an afternoon with the girls
Go downstairs to read
Go on a long drive
I made a spread for my September self care in my bullet journal.
I believe that taking the time to make a spread in itself serves as the first act of selfcare. Because that means that I'm taking the time to think and make decisions that would beneficial for me.
I also added a 'basic self care checklist' to this spread. It contains the things that I can do on a regular basis and things I can look back to when I need to take better care of myself.
Here is my basic self care checklist :
Call / meet a loved one
Working on SO
Getting some fresh air