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Self-care Awareness Month

GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
edited September 2019 in Travel & Free Time
Hello all
Its September, the year is flying by!
September is known as self care awareness month ( as i recently discovered), its a time to remind us that taking care of ourselves can be so important. we sometimes neglect our self care because we are busy, or struggling.

So i am going to post 30 daily things to do below, for yourself! take time out of your day to look after you, as you are the most important!
Just want to clarify that this thread was inspired by a 30 days if self care post I came across on a social media platform
so here it is in the spoiler

Day 1- Research an unfimilar topic ( been intersted in something and never looked it up? spend an hour today exploring this topic!)
Day 2- complete a task you've been putting off 
day 3 - Listen to your favourite songs
Day 4- Go for a walk without checking your phone
Day 5- write in your journal 
Day 6 - Make your favourite meal - Enjoy it!
Day 7- Take a nap
Day 8- Dance - by yourself, with some friends!
Day 9- try out some yoga! ( plenty of youtube videos for those who haven't done it before)
Day 10- Spend time on a hobby.
Day 11- Do your favourite activity from childhood
Day 12- drink water
Day 13- 
Day 12- drink water
Day 13- Visit your favourite cafe 
Day 14 - Meet up with a friend
Day 15- Have a PJ day! (its Sunday after all) 
Day 16-Bake something yummy!
Day 17- set time aside to do something creative
Day 18- spend some time outside in nature
Day 19- watch the sunrise/ or sunset
Day 20- try something fun or relaxing you have wanted to try, but haven't done yet
Day 21- write down 5 things that make you happy
Day 22- have a at home Spa day with friends
Day 23- Watch a film you love!
Day 24-  De clutter a space - i personally need to de clutter my desk space!
Day 25- Go to bed early
Day 26- Take a bath
Day 27- listen to a podcast that interests you
Day 28 - disconnect from the internet ( and your phone) 
Day 29- Snuggle a pet
Day 30 - make a self care plan for the following month

hope to see some photos of your self care and any of your ideas of self care!

lets look after ourselves! 


Butterfly23
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  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,477 Mega Poster
    Day 1 ~ Very weird and random but I’ve been researching into different failings in the Health and social care settings and other agencies as part of my essay research 
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    GreenTeaButterfly23
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,347 The Mix Elder
    edited September 2019
    Self care every month & day🙂
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
    Butterfly23Durhamjaide
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,477 Mega Poster
    Shaunie said:
    Self care every month & day🙂
    Definitely but September is the month of raising awareness of the fact we don’t do it enough :)
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    GreenTeaButterfly23
  • *BananaMonkey**BananaMonkey* Lyrical Poster Posts: 5,212 The Mix Elder
    I love this :heart:
    " And everywhere I am, there you'll be, your love made me make it through, oh I owe so much to you "
    " So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all the joy they're bringing, who can live without it, I ask in all honestly what would life be? Without a song or a dance, what are we? So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me "
    '' It's a beautiful day and I can't stop myself from smiling "
    GreenTeaButterfly23
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Day 2- I completed reading some paperwork I should of done weeks ago
    Butterfly23
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,477 Mega Poster
    Day 2 - I’ve finished ( well nearly just have to Right the conclusion) my essay with means one of 3 induction tasks finished 
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    GreenTeaButterfly23
  • ClaraOswaldClaraOswald TardisPosts: 140 The Mix convert
    Great idea! Really like the calinadars =)
    My feelings are bigger on the inside. People get me wrong.
     "Sometimes the only choices you have are wrong ones but you still have to choose"-Peter Capaldi, 12th Doctor  ❤️

    GreenTeaButterfly23
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    @Millie2787 well done 💜
    Butterfly23
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Day 3- listened to my Spotify playlists to and from work! They have some of my favourite songs on!
    Butterfly23
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,477 Mega Poster
    Day 3 - this morning in the car me and my sister listened to some of our favourite songs . Come on Eileen is a firm favourite to sing along to.
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    Butterfly23
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Day 4- self care just isn't happening
    Butterfly23
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Day 5- wrote a couple pages before work to clear my mind, now need going to do a positive page.
    It's nice when a Journal isn't all negative
    Butterfly23
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,477 Mega Poster
    I made a fry up this morning , didn’t manage to eat it all but enjoyed it as much as I could ! 

    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    Butterfly23
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,477 Mega Poster
    Take a nap :) wish is what I’m about to do right now as I’m feeling poorly 
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    Butterfly23
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Day 7- napped basically all day
    Day 8- I always dance around anyway when getting ready in the morning
    Butterfly23
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Update- dance because it's cold 😂
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,347 The Mix Elder
    edited September 2019
    Barely have energy to move let alone pretend to have positive energy & dance. Will just never find me dancing Unless im drunk 😂 I do want to try to find some enrgy to do some gentle yoga tomorrow though. 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
    Butterfly23
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    If you find a video on yoga that you think would fit nicely here, feel free to share it
    Butterfly23
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Day 9- does weird stretches in bed count as yoga?
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,477 Mega Poster
    GreenTea said:
    Day 9- does weird stretches in bed count as yoga?
    Those them lay in bed doing weird how far csn you get your leg over stretches ! 😂
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Day 10- I didn't have the time today. I've only just had time to sit down at 10:30pm


    I really suck at self care
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    11- didn't have time yesterday but today I climbed a tree!
    12- drank plenty today.

    (Day 13 doesn't have anything next to it ahhh sorry, do anything that you want to do for this day)
  • AbiAbi Posts: 57 Miniposter
    I really do like the idea of this thread @GreenTea sometimes doing self care even just once a week can help. I will admit i didn't know it was self-care awareness month. 

    Day 14 - I met a lovely stranger this morning offered me some of her kitkat and I met up with my family this afternoon and got to see my niece :)
    GreenTea
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    I don't think many people knew to be fair. I mean I only knew because of Instagram to which I investigated further and found websites with "self care maps" and other ideas
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,477 Mega Poster
    Day 15 - I didn’t get to have a PJ day today becuase I had work this morning but instead me and Louie are having a snuggle day now I’m back
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    Butterfly23Jade09
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Day 17- creative...ermmm I drew a cat then scribbled over it then coloured in like those mindful things
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,494 Mega Poster
    Day 20- I did some art. I never do it as I feel too scared about messing up.
    Even if you're little you can do a lot. You musn't let a little thing like little stop you. If you sit around and let them get on top you might as well be saying you think that it's okay, and that's not right. And if it's not right you have to put it right.
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,532 Postholic
    Just want to bump this up 
  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 374 Moderator
    Day 27 - listening to my favourite podcast to send me off to sleep!


  • AifeAife LondonPosts: 2,169 Moderator
    Day 28 - I wish I had a pet to snuggle! I've followed a new puppy Instagram account though <3
    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
    Butterfly23
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