Today I am thankful for SELF- CARE and enjoyable Saturdays...
"Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it's a simple concept in theory, it's something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety."
What do you do for self- care??
For me, I will be keeping it as simple as possible today-- so far I have slept in, slowed down and enjoyed my morning coffee... I am also hoping to putz in the gardens with weeding them and adjusting things --(I find this to be peaceful and something I don't get to do on a daily basis even through I probably should) --this morning..
I am also planning -weather permitting (it's been raining a lot for the last few days and it looks like rain again today??) -- to ride my bike or go for a walk... Exercise is the least used antidepressant and best way to release stress and anxiety so I will try to make sure this is done daily (my challenge to myself since I have been lacking in the exercise area and yes it will remain a self-care activity...)
If I can not or even if I do get a bike ride in or a walk.. I am still planning on meditating at some point today to re-center and allow the calm of it to soothe my anxiety and stress that I am feeling especially for the upcoming studying and taking of the CNS exam.... which I may sit down and get a start on the reading a bit too...
I will also spend time with my family doing fun activities...
However, even through that is the plans for the day with a little bit more to it.. if none of it gets done and I just sit for the day to rest... it's still a day of Self-Care.. because it's okay to not do anything if that is what is needed or even to change your plans if you need to do so to care for yourself.....
Self-Care is what you need and make of it..
Below are some tips on what can be or could self-care for you--
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