It’s International Self-Care Day!

I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t know this was even a holiday until my wife texted me a few minutes ago. But what a great concept!

I’ve written in the past on the topics of self care (I’ll put the links at the very end) and am glad that self-care is getting some recognition.

Self-care is not only healthy for mind, body, and spirit; it improves quality of life.

I have the privilege of working at a mental health agency that takes self-care very seriously. We get an hour paid lunch break every day. I use mine to walk to the library where I read and write (like I’m doing now). I love the fresh air and sunshine I get on these breaks and I usually come back to work refreshed and ready to continue tackling my to-do list. We’re also going to be starting a company-wide 30-day challenge for self-care within the next few days!

Here are my top ways that I practice self-care daily:

  • 40 mins of yoga and stretching in the morning
  • Audio books or podcasts while trying not to die on Interstate 95
  • Getting as much sun as possible. I even had a sunroof installed on my car recently.
  • 30-50 mins of exercise in the evening
  • At least 8 hours of sleep each night
  • Writing at least 3 blog posts weekly

Conclusion

Remember to do something for yourself today that helps you recharge! What are your favorite ways to practice self-care? Share in the comments.

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~~I’m currently reading This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe. Check it out! I’ll post a book review when I’m done reading it.

~~I’m also reading F*ck Feelings: One Shrink’s Practical Advice for Managing All Life’s Impossible Problems by Michael and Sarah Bennett. Check it out! I’ll post a book review when I’m done reading it.

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Other blogs I’ve written about self care

https://perfectlyimperfect92.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/invest-in-experiences/

https://alysjournals.com/2018/06/12/small-ways-to-be-kind-to-yourself-by-johnzelle/

https://jamesedgarskye.com/2018/06/01/easier-said-than-done-work-life-balance/

https://perfectlyimperfect92.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/check-engine-recognizing-burnout-and-responding/

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