Yes, I know that September is really full of ‘get back into the swing of things’ pressure but that’s all the more reason to give Action for Happiness‘ Self Care September suggestions a try.
After all, finding new ways to create more space for yourself in your own life is a great way to decide just how many other things you want to fit in around that space.
This calendar has a lot of ideas but remember that you don’t have to do EVERYTHING. You can just pick SOME things.
Pick a few that appeal to you and run with those.
Please be kind to yourself about this (and about everything else.)
If you are interested in developing more self-care practices, I really enjoyed Dr. Pooja Lakshmin‘s book ‘Real Self Care: A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness (Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble Baths Not Included)’ because she gets into the deeper issues surrounding taking good care of ourselves. There’s a good written summary of many of Lakshmin’s key points here from a podcast called Inspired Together Teachers. (By the way, I haven’t listened to the podcast yet, I just read the summary.)