Taking Care of YourselfWritten by Lael Johnson
Copyright 2005 Writer's Eye Advisory Service
The essence of self-care, is to take daily care of yourself in a regular and consistent manner. It's about doing stuff that our parents or guardians did their best to teach us when we were much younger. Good self-care allows you to put yourself at top of your day, makes your more ready to face your day, your plans and life's unexpected moments.
SHOWER YOURSELF: Don't take everything so seriously. Give yourself appropriate gifts. Get a massage or plan a day at spa. Hug yourself. Exercise. Take a nap. Go to beach and watch water. Build a sandcastle or two. Act like a child. Play like a child. Think like a child. Wear your head high.
SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR PAST SELF: If you have a regular spiritual discipline and friends who follow same path, then celebrate and practice it. Celebrate new person you are becoming as you continue to make positive changes today. Stay in touch with your discipline and your group, let them hold you up as you continue to walk through difficult days out into sunshine again. Practicing your spiiritual discipline regularly will energize you and place your self-care plans in perspective.
7 Journaling TipsWritten by Doreene Clement
7 Journaling Tips By Doreene Clement
Set your journal, diary or diaries, where you will see it everyday, i.e., on your nightstand, at your desk, where you have coffee. This will help to remind you to journal. Part of keeping a journal, is skipping a day, a week, and even months.
Writing a word, sentences, or paragraphs, journaling whatever you have to say that day is just right amount to write.
Journal whatever is important for you to write about right then and there. I've journaled about a fabulous soup I ate, my concerns about a friendship, my dreams for future.