self care

Give Self Care September a Try!

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.)

a calendar of self-care tips
Image description: a calendar of self-care tips from Action for Happiness. The blocks are blue, red or pink and the text in each one is white, blue or red. Cartoon images illustrating the tips are scattered around the edges of the calendar.
A video entitled ‘Self Care 3: 3 top tips with Vanessa King’ from the Action for Happiness YouTube channel. Still image is of a smiling person looking toward the viewer, with various flowers in vases in the background. The title is in red and yellow text on the right side of the screen.

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.)

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