Reimagine your self care.
Reimagine your self care.
[ Physical Self Care] Take a midday nap. Plain and simple.
[ Creative Self Care] Listen to an album from beginning to end. Enjoy the experience by either laying down and closing your eyes or doodling while you listen.
[ Physical Self Care] Give yourself a massage. This practice, also known as Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage is a great wellness practice. Check out this article to learn more.
[ Spiritual Self Care] Take some time to sit quietly in nature and observe what is happening around you.
[ Work Self Care] Kleinscheiss Tag is a German way of consolidating tasks you hate and doing them at same time. I am going to try and report back about how it went! Read this article for more about it.
[Physical + Creative Self Care] Learn how to prepare your favorite food in a new exciting way. Cajun shrimp pizza, anyone?
[Creative Self Care] Think of 3 things you loved to do as a kid. Do one of those things this weekend.
[Physical Self Care] Engage your sense of touch today. Play in a water. Dig up some dirt. Go searching for rocks. Do something that if focused on touching and feeling.
[Social Self Care] Think about your social networks. Today, leave/unsubscribe from a community that no longer serves you. Then, participate in a community that does bring you joy.
[Physical Self Care] Do some stretching. Me and my family have been doing short stretching in the evening to music and it has been so relaxing! There are a ton of apps that have stretching routines and make it super easy.
[Workplace Self Care] Clearing your desk or work area can have a calming effect on your brain. Set a timer for three minutes and organize, declutter your desk (or the corner that has the biggest pile). Doesn't that feel good?!
[Physical Self Care] If you are on Twitter, then you need to follow @tinycarebot It gives reminders in your timeline to drink water, breathe, and more. Love this idea of integrating bots with self care + social media.**Thanks for the tip Jess!**
[Physical Self Care] If you are on Twitter, then you need to follow @tinycarebot It gives reminders in your timeline to drink water, breathe, and more. Love this idea of integrating bots with self care + social media. **Thanks for the tip Jess!
[Creative Self Care] Look out someone's window without ever leaving your house. Check out Window Swap and see the view from another part of the world. I love looking through windows for a few minutes on busy days.
[Emotional Self Care] Name your feelings. When you have a strong or uncomfortable feeling, name it specifically rather than ignoring it. Here is a great tool to help you get really specific about what you are feeling.
Make a quick list of ten things that bring you a lot of joy. Read over the list throughout the day.
Take a different path today. On a walk or drive, take a different route. What do you notice?
One of my favorite Artist's Way exercises: "If you had 5 more lives to lead, what would you do?" No wrong answers! Have some fun!
Step outside (or look at the window). Choose something that catches your eye. Observe it for a few moments. Now imagine that you can ask it any question.Ask the question and then write down how you think it might answer. I just wrote a humorous response from …
#GuestPicks. Last week I took over the #Jesspicks newsletter. Check out some of my favorite self-care tips and resources on the interwebs!Aligning for Self Care. I wrote this blog post last year and it still rings true. Trust your process and run your race.