I recently came upon this article via Executive Secretary Magazine that really shook me. It shook me because, from my own experience, I feel like this article was specifically written for me. So, it caused a few emotions to stir up within. Regardless, this is a challenge I will definitely be starting.
In this busy life, who has the time to take care of themselves. With family, work, bills and relationships that’s enough work to deal with on a daily basis. But then, rough times come around and it will alter your whole attitude about taking care of YOU!
Here’s a great challenge that I think “everyone” should join.
Dedicate the next 30 days to your own focused self-care.
1 Find a journal to make notes in, and ask yourself, “What am I going to do today to care for me?”
2 Each day, pick one item from the list. I’ve provided one or you can make your own. Just be sure to include things that you enjoy or find important.
3 Make time to do one activity each day.
4 Record the date and the activity you chose each day in your journal. And write down the thoughts or insights you have as you do these activities.
5 Do this for 30 consecutive days.
It’s okay if you repeat some activities throughout the 30 days, but try to select as many different things as you can. At the end of the 30 days, see how you feel. When you put your focus on improved self-care, schedule it, and build accountability in, you’ll experience a recharged and reinvigorated outlook on life and work. You’ll not only be taking care of yourself, you’ll feel better, too.
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