Ten ideas for self-care (1)

7160380741_6cc60e1fc7After I wrote a recent post and article on self-care, I said I would revisit this topic every so often, so here I am again to remind you of the importance of feeding your own soul so that you can continue to feed those around you.  This month, I have made a list of ten random ideas for self-care, and you are invited to pick one or more and put it on your to do list this week or month … with another ten to follow soon!

1. Stroke or groom a cat or dog …  borrow one if you need to

2. Teach your (or somebody else’s) kids how to play the game you most loved when you were growing up

3. Buy yourself a new book … a real one, made from actual paper

4. Take yourself on a tourist bus in your own area and look for places you never knew were there

18717027906_ce78bae81f5. Give yourself permission to look at your to do list and cross out the things that you don’t want to do and that won’t matter anyway

6. Test out a new guided meditation (there are loads of free ones online)

7. Light a scented candle … maybe one you’ve been saving for ages…

8. Go dancing

9. Build a camp fire and toast sausages, s’mores or marshmallows on it

10. Go to ted.com and watch (or listen to) the talk with the title that most interests you

 

Happy self-care, and please feel free to share your own ideas too 😀

photo credits: Italian Cat via photopin (license) and city sightseeing in unicorn city: san francisco (2012) via photopin (license)

 

2 comments for “Ten ideas for self-care (1)

  1. July 30, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Great idea Sara! Can I suggest making bread? Doesn’t have to be a fancy recipe, this one is great: http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/bread/quick-wholemeal-loaf.html

    Something about bread and how long we’ve been making it as humans makes me feel really connected and happy. xxx

  2. Wendy Moss
    January 8, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    I would add:
    1) TAKE A SHOWER OR HAVE A BATH
    2) Wear your favorite clothes . It could be an oversized shirt, your well-loved pajamas, sweat shirt and pants
    3) Drink Something Warm
    4) Turn OFF your mobile

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