“It’s common to reject or punish yourself when you’ve been rejected by others. When you experience disappointment from the way your family or others treat you, that’s the time to take special care of yourself. What are you doing to nurture yourself? What are you doing to protect yourself? Find a healthy way to express your pain.” ― Christina Enevoldsen
Try the 30 day self-care and kindness challenge.
|Nothing external to you has any power over you. – RWE Waldo Emerson|
|Write a personal mission statement||Meditate for 5 minutes||Schedule a physical if you haven’t had one recently.||Post an affirmation on your bathroom mirror||Reach out to someone you can count on to be kind)
|List 3 things you want to accomplish before 2017||Sign up for a free class at coursera.org||Offer another woman a sincere compliment||Meditate for 5 minutes||Take a walk or spend five minutes stretching||Look into your eyes in a mirror for at least 30 seconds||Eat 5 fruits/veggies
|Go to bed early||Know your status. Get an HIV test||Read something that inspires you||Meditate for 8 minutes||Laugh||Take two deep breaths every time you wash your hands||Offer a random act of kindness|
|Get rid of clutter in your room and purse or bookbag||Remember to floss||Volunteer||Meditate for 8 minutes||Write a gratitude list||Skip the soda and nourish yourself with water||Pause for five seconds before you speak|
|Write down all your expenses||List ten things you like about you||Say you’re sorry or clear the air of a past offense.||Meditate for 10 minutes|
|“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum||“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli||“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James||“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – CJB||“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu||The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb|
2 thoughts on “November Self Care Calendar”
I like how a lot of these are more accessible for people who are hugely stressed, depressed, or just out of juice. A lot of ‘self care’ lists have a large treat yourself mentality…which eats up money and energy. For this list, ten minutes and/or a pen and paper can get you a whole lot further.
Thanks so much for your comment. I really wanted to offer something that felt manageable.