Self Care Ideas for September!
Updated: Sep 22
What is Self Care?
The World Health Organization defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”.
Self Care Definition:
In this video, I chat about some self care I'm planning on prioritizing in September.
This video is part of September's Mega Motivation playlist with Dawn at The Minimal Mom. Check out the entire playlist with dozens of channels talking about time management this month: Mega Motivation Time Management Playlist.
What does self care mean?
For me, self care focuses on any activity that gives me positive impact on my mental, physical, or emotional health. In September, that looks like:
Emotional: therapy, hugs, walking, and time alone
Physical: hygiene, nutrition, medical care, and walks
Mental: manage stress, brain dumps, walks, and reading
Breakdown of what self care means to me in September:
Let's drill down on that managing stress one for this month. Stress is high in September for me, as we are back to our homeschool routine, sports, music lessons, and more.
I am managing stress in September by:
leaving room in the calendar for downtime
Thank you for sharing your self care plans for this busy season of life! From a question on the YouTube Community page, I've collected the following ideas.
Self Care Ideas
reading more often
telling myself it's ok to need more than my normal 6 hours of sleep
made a woman cave in my wardrobe (closet)
training our puppy so more time outside
doing my own manicure and pedicure
doing my best to keep up with my workout routine
walking morning and night to reach my step goals
getting back into reading
gardening is my happy place
knitting is "me" switching off
watching The Chateau Diaries
taking the time to take care of myself
just letting things be, not intervene
distancing from things/situations I do not want in my life
working with a counselor to improve self talk and self esteem
scheduling a massage
teaching myself to go to bed earlier
signed up for an online gentle fitness course
rejoining the gym for pool access
making sure my hair looks nice which makes me feel good
thinking about beginning collagen powder
hitting the gym 5 days a week
go to bed on time
cleaning my car
knitting when I get a chance
maybe treating myself to a new haircut
having my grandkids over individually
getting up a little later
alone time to recharge
going out to lunch
no fast food for 30 days
going to bed earlier
listening to audible books
putting in two weeks notice to my toxic job
mostly not being upset with myself for failing at every turn
trying to get more sleep
get my steps in
make time to quilt
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