Self care...What did you do this week?

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Re: Self care...What did you do this week?

Post by Jade11 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:48 pm

What a great topic!
This week I felt a bit rushed and frazzled. My kids are busy with school and clubs, Thanksgiving is coming up and I feel like I'm barely sleeping. We recently started marriage counseling and things feel a little intense with AH. But I'm happy that I did take time to self care every night. I discovered something called the "Korean skincare routine." It taught me how to slow down and take time to pamper myself. Once my kids are in bed I cleanse, mask and moisturize with nice scented products. It's so relaxing! Some days I push through just knowing at the end of the day, I get that time to self care and unwind. :)

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Re: Self care...What did you do this week?

Post by endoftheroad » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:21 am

This is such a rich topic for this time of year when we all spin out of control trying to keep up with the holiday crazies!

I have daily practices that I have done for years and even if my head is in deep funk, my mind and body know what to do!
I am a swimmer and have been gifted by a cancer organization to a fabulous membership at a local club and I swim 4-5 days a week.

I also have the good fortune to own a horse and so I ride trails, arenas, play with cows and wallow in his beauty and sweetness!

Today, I am so thrilled that hubs and i are going to Sedona over Christmas. It has been a long time between real vacations for us!

Taking care of yourself, I have learned, is what the Divine expects me to do everyday!
I am grateful to have the time and wherewithal to do this so that I can be a better healer myself. (My profession is a bodyworker).

So do that good stuff for yourselves.....blessings to all!
This is the easier softer way.....

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Re: Self care...What did you do this week?

Post by vscook » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:38 am

One little thing I like to do for myself is a mani/pedi. It's relaxing for me to sit down on the couch, flip on TV and do my nails. It just a small thing, but it makes me feel cared for.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present.

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Re: Self care...What did you do this week?

Post by time4me? » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:56 pm

Coming back here is one way I take care of myself.

Another way is to go to the gym. I started back when I got my motorcycle, so I can keep it upright. Fast forward 6 months or so. I truly enjoy it now and miss it when I cannot go. Not doing bad for an "older" lady. I've gotten past feeling weird going into the free weights area and now I work out right next to some of the die hards.

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Re: Self care...What did you do this week?

Post by emzucker » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:16 pm

My self- care is exercising. I try to run a few days a week, almost always with friends. It is therapeutic for me, I get to enjoy the outdoors and the fresh air, decompress and keep my mind off daily strife and stress.

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