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Making Space 2022: Day 19

I’m dealing with some frustrating back pain today so I am going to keep this post very simple:

Please be kind to yourself today.

You don’t need to be a superhero today, the you that you are right now is enough – no matter what you get done or don’t get done.


PS – Martha’s great advice in 2020 was to Get in touch with your senses – definitely a worthwhile practice on any given day but especially this time of year.

Since I am keeping things simple, here is something I have shared many times before – one of my favourite warmup videos:

An ‘Easy Warm Up Cardio Workout’ video from the Fitness Blender YouTube channel. The still image shows the instructor, a person with long blonde hair, in workout clothes standing on one foot while raising the other one behind them mid-exercise.

And here is a meditation for beginners:

An ‘Easy to Follow 5 Minute Guided Meditation for Beginners’ from the Great Meditations You Tube channel. The still image shows text identifying the video on the right and a cartoon image of a person with long hair wearing a light coloured shirt and green pants sitting in meditation on the left.

About Making Space 2022

About Making Space 2022

In December 2020, Fit is a Feminist Issue blogger Martha created a tradition – a series of reminder posts to take good care of ourselves during this last month of the year when it is far too easy to get swept up in your to do list, no matter what you are celebrating or not celebrating. Last year, it was my turn and after an introductory Go Team post called Give Yourself Some Space, I created a series of reminders called ‘Making Space‘ that offered a suggested short exercise video and a suggested meditation in case you needed an easy way to find space for yourself in your schedule.

For 2022, I’ll be doing the same thing but I’ll also be including a link to Martha’s post from the same date in 2020 and I’ll offer a few extra ideas for relaxation, creativity, and self-kindness here and there.

These posts are not about insisting that you do more, more, more during this busy season. Instead, I want to encourage you to remember that there IS a *YOU* who is doing all of the things and you are worth taking good care of.

Perhaps the things I suggest aren’t what you need in the moment. That’s totally ok. Perhaps you can use something else to create some space, something that will help you feel more relaxed or more in charge of your day.