Each time I do the self-care challenge (this is my third year) I learn something new about myself. This year was actually harder than previous years. Maybe it’s just that I’m at the end of the school journey or I’m just extra tired from the holiday season but I was drained, energy-wise and it was harder for me to keep up with the challenges.
But I forced myself to do each challenge because it had been a while since I just focused on me and my well-being. I give my all to my family every day and too often I give myself the scraps. And sometimes I don’t mind. When I fall into bed at night, exhausted, I consider that a mark of a day well lived. It only becomes a problem when for too many days in a row, I’m last on the list. I don’t get out of the house and get some alone time, I eat like crap, I’m too exhausted to work out or try to look cute.
So it’s great to do this challenge once a year and get renewed and feel more like yourself again. But what happens three months from now or six months from now? What then?
I’m challenging us to one last exercise – let’s pick one day a month where we do our best to tend to our needs all day long. For some of us, that might seem like too much but if you think about it, it’s just twelve days a year where you decide to put yourself first. Are you with me? I hope so!
Thank you to all of you who participated in this year’s challenge! Don’t forget – you’ll be entered to win a $25 Visa gift card if you comment on each of the posts of the self-care challenge. Here’s the link if you missed any: http://bit.ly/XunwAE