Published on September 11th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey0
Self Care Sundays
I try to make a point to never portray myself as someone who’s ‘figured it all out’, and self-care is an area I am continually working on.
On Sundays when I don’t teach, I like to spend my day on self-care. From the outside, it really doesn’t look like much.
I might pick up a random magazine or journal and poke around in it.
I might do some really free-form yoga.
I might listen to The Moth on the radio and sit down with a cup of tea.
I might organize my underwear drawer (really!).
I might throw away a bunch of stuff.
I might play a really old cassette and be transported back to being age 17.
I might open a page of a self-help book I haven’t yet read.
I might roll around on a foam roller.
I might open a stone box I have of tiny slips of paper and read one. (I call this a Dream Box and it has New Year’s ‘resolutions’ – things I wanted to call into my life, from the last 3 years).
As a somewhat introverted and creative person, these Sundays really recharge and restore my spirit.
I think for someone quite extroverted, they might not even need a self-care Sunday, or their idea of one might be completely different.
- Don’t make self-care a job, a chore, or an item on your written or virtual to-do list.
- Slow down with whatever you happen to be doing at that moment.
- On a different day (not Sunday), identify a few activities that are just PURELY ENJOYABLE TO YOU.
- On a Sunday, do those.
Anything you like to do – however unusual – that feels uplifting and restorative to you?
Feel free to share below!