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January 2019 Self Care Challenge

SaraKim17SaraKim17 Posts: 732Member Member Posts: 732Member Member
Hoping to continue this topic in the new year. :)

Today's self care:
  • Walked with a friend.
  • Logged my food and kept my eating under control.
  • Took all my medicine, including a multi-vitamin and a baby aspirin.
  • Wrote in my journal. (I've set a goal for myself to "write SOMETHING every day.")
  • Wrote in my gratitude notebook.
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  • SaraKim17SaraKim17 Posts: 732Member Member Posts: 732Member Member
    @skram01, sounds like a nice start to the new year. :)
  • MrsEllikatMrsEllikat Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    Today’s self-care activities:

    -Took my vitamins
    -Cleaned
    -Did a morning Bible study
    -Spent time enjoying word puzzles and board games
    -Listened to music and had quiet time instead of watching tv
    -Discussed monthly budget with husband
    -Tracked my food

  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Posts: 1,858Member Member Posts: 1,858Member Member
    Thanks for this thread! Today, I spent time with family and went to a movie with them but I did enjoy it, too. Took more vitamins today. Today was less self care but tomorrow I’ll be back at work. Self care a priority when dealing with a stressful job.
  • SaraKim17SaraKim17 Posts: 732Member Member Posts: 732Member Member
    @MrsEllikat, sounds like a good start to the new year! I love word puzzles and board games.

    @RubyRed427, I hear you about the stressful job. I've been off since Christmas Eve, and I'm feeling rather anxious about going back to work today. Maybe we should both think of some relaxing self care for this evening.

    I just read a couple of devotionals to start my day.

  • SaraKim17SaraKim17 Posts: 732Member Member Posts: 732Member Member
    Today's Self Care:

    - Went for a good walk at lunch (while listening to Emily Ley's "A Simplified Life").
    - Wrote in my journal and in my gratitude notebook.
    - Took all meds, including vitamin and baby aspirin.
    - Logged!
    edited January 3
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Posts: 1,858Member Member Posts: 1,858Member Member
    Self care:
    *Great workout - cardio and weights
    *coffee on the way home for a treat
    * Opened a can of cherry seltzer water called “Bubly”- tastes pretty good
    *Will read a book
    *Will meditate for 10 min.
  • MrsEllikatMrsEllikat Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    Self-care (Jan 2):
    -Morning Bible study
    -Exercise
    -Food tracking
    -Reasonable food choices when eating out
    -Shut off tv when I was cutting it on just because and listened to music instead

    Morning Self-care (Jan 3):
    -Bible study
    -Quick clean of kitchen & dishes
    -Exercise - I lifted weights even though I was feeling self-conscious
    -Resisted temptation to start work early instead of doing things listed above
  • FitateloFitatelo Posts: 91Member Member Posts: 91Member Member
    January 2nd:
    -Completed my morning & evening hygiene routines
    -Ate enough
    -Journaled
    -Meditated
    -Got out and walked the dog even though it was rainy and miserable
  • kam32991kam32991 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    January 2:
    Trying to get back on track after the holidays so the hubby and I tried out a new recipe that was delicious and I spent a little time crafting and reading.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Posts: 1,858Member Member Posts: 1,858Member Member
    Have not been sleeping well at all for the last few days.
    So, self care to help me sleep well tonight:
    Went to yoga.
    Will meditate for 30 min. Instead of 10 min.
    Will shut off all electronics 30 min before bed.
    Will read my book and listen to peaceful music.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 2,268Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,268Member, Premium Member
    Jan 3
    Played, snuggles, and petted with my sweet cat!

    Walked A LOT 1:53 mins total. Amazing Sunset Sky stopped me in my tracks...

    Splurged on. FLOW magazine...

    Reflected on yesterday’s art project - in writing- filling two pages. Art DOES heal!

    Ate well.
  • FitateloFitatelo Posts: 91Member Member Posts: 91Member Member
    January 3rd:
    -Completed my morning & evening hygiene routines
    -Ate enough
    -Took a nap
    -Meditated
    -Got to the gym
    -Increased my water intake
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Posts: 1,858Member Member Posts: 1,858Member Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    Have not been sleeping well at all for the last few days.
    So, self care to help me sleep well tonight:
    Went to yoga.
    Will meditate for 30 min. Instead of 10 min.
    Will shut off all electronics 30 min before bed.
    Will read my book and listen to peaceful music.

    Update: None of these things helped me sleep :D I had another poor night. I think it must be hormonal.
    Today self care:
    Will stay home, read, maybe go and get a coffee for a little while. I also may start journaling tonight.
  • SaraKim17SaraKim17 Posts: 732Member Member Posts: 732Member Member
    Hmm, I posted my self care for yesterday early this morning, but I don't see it. Maybe I hit Preview instead of Post?

    I'm not going to retype everything, but I wanted to mention, @MadisonMolly2017, that I love FLOW magazine. I can't justify the expense on a regular basis, but it's a wonderful treat!
  • jmgr9993jmgr9993 Posts: 26Member, Premium Member Posts: 26Member, Premium Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    Have not been sleeping well at all for the last few days.
    So, self care to help me sleep well tonight:
    Went to yoga.
    Will meditate for 30 min. Instead of 10 min.
    Will shut off all electronics 30 min before bed.
    Will read my book and listen to peaceful music.

    Update: None of these things helped me sleep :D I had another poor night. I think it must be hormonal.
    Today self care:
    Will stay home, read, maybe go and get a coffee for a little while. I also may start journaling tonight.


    Not sure what type of meditation you are doing. I also struggled with sleep. I would lay down and a million thoughts would start running through my mind. I found this app called Breethe.. my 10 year old and I will put lavender in our diffuser and meditate the deep sleep on the app. Best sleep I have had in forever. Just thought I would throw the suggestion out there!! Good luck
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Posts: 1,858Member Member Posts: 1,858Member Member
    jmgr9993 wrote: »
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    Have not been sleeping well at all for the last few days.
    So, self care to help me sleep well tonight:
    Went to yoga.
    Will meditate for 30 min. Instead of 10 min.
    Will shut off all electronics 30 min before bed.
    Will read my book and listen to peaceful music.

    Update: None of these things helped me sleep :D I had another poor night. I think it must be hormonal.
    Today self care:
    Will stay home, read, maybe go and get a coffee for a little while. I also may start journaling tonight.


    Not sure what type of meditation you are doing. I also struggled with sleep. I would lay down and a million thoughts would start running through my mind. I found this app called Breethe.. my 10 year old and I will put lavender in our diffuser and meditate the deep sleep on the app. Best sleep I have had in forever. Just thought I would throw the suggestion out there!! Good luck

    Thanks so much! I will check out Breathe. Yes, lavender is good idea. I have a little vial that my sister gave me once. I’ll find it.
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