For a while last year (at least until the end of April) I wrote a blog post every Sunday called Self Care Sunday in which I detailed everything I’d done that week to take care of myself. And then I got bored of writing the updates and assuming the habit of thinking about self care had stuck stopped writing them. Pretty much immediately self care slipped down the agenda too.
I don’t really want to get back into writing a weekly blog post on the subject. Often there isn’t a lot to say on the subject. And I know from comments that people would make that what looks like self care to me doesn’t always meet other’s definition.
But I do need to get back into the habit of taking better care of myself – of both my physical and mental health. So as blogging did feel like it helped with that I’m going to compromise and plan to blog about self care once or twice each month. Perhaps that will allow me to focus more on it.
At the moment I’m sitting here drawing a blank trying to think of anything I’ve done this week that could be considered self care. I had lots of plans and ideas for things I was going to start from 1st Jan. But then I was full of a stinking cold and couldn’t do it.
I guess it is self care that I’ve not beat myself up about it and that now I’ve gotten better and got back into my daily routine I’m planning to go back to those goals and do them again. And daily blogging is probably self care too.
But neither of them are the big things I’d hoped to be able to blog about. That’s life though isn’t it?
I would welcome any self care suggestions people have.