Self Care Sunday
It is the most wonderful time of the year… Can you hear Andy Williams singing in your head? I can, but I LOVE Andy…
Right now as I type this, every store in the mall will be switching to Christmas decor and start playing the Christmas music. There are only seven shopping weekends until Christmas and three weekends until Thanksgiving. It is holiday hustle time where you have to cram even more into your already packed schedule. More cramming = more stress, more stress = sick, tired, and burnt out.
This past week has been a huge crash for me. I got sick, ended up in the hospital, and have been fighting my lupus-fibromyalgia flare. It has been extremely difficult and I’m having to go back to the beginning of my Mayo Clinic treatment plan. One of the biggest things Mayo Clinic stressed for people who manage chronic conditions is to have a good self care plan and to practice it. Since I need to redo and recommit to my self care plan, I thought it would be fun for us to do it together as a group. Each Sunday, I will post about self care and I would love to hear about what you do to be kind to yourself. I hope we can kindly remind each other to take a breath and allow our bodies to heal and rest.
Researching for this post, I found this self care model. It is very similar to the one I received at Mayo Clinic. I have posted the link below so you can print it out. I’m going to fill mine out and post it in the rooms I am most often- my bathroom, my studio, and on the fridge. I encourage you to make a plan with everyone who lives with you. Self care is important for everyone.
I would love for you to share your self care plans on my facebook page.
Get the self care PDF here
Happy Self Care Sunday.