Welcome back to The Spoonie Self Care Club. This is a joint blog venture between me and the lovely ladies at Colitis To Ostomy ad Rocking 2 Stomas to encourage you spoonies to follow some regular self care practices.
If you haven’t come across the Spoonie Self Care Club before you can check out the first post from last month by Stephie here. We were challenged to take some time for ourselves and read. My blog followers will know that this is something I love to do so it wasn’t difficult for me to enjoy! I will be posting a round up of everything I have read this month in my usual monthly book review post so keep your eye out for that!
So this month it is my turn to set the challenge and I want to take it back to basics. I have found that self care has become a bit of a buzz word lately. This is great as it’s encouraging more people to take a bit of time for themselves and keep a check on their mental well-being, as well as that of their partners, children etc.
However, in the Instagram world of daily highlights, we often see self care depicted as a shopping spree sans children, a trip to the spa, getting your nails done – all very nice and welcome treats but expensive and not something that can be regularly done by everyone.
So for the month of November I want everyone reading to go back to basics. Focus on the self care that we need daily in our lives but we often don’t do as we are too busy looking after children (and partners), attending appointments and sometimes even intentionally depriving ourselves of -thinking we don’t deserve to show ourselves a bit of care and attention.
The things I want people to try and do every day are –
I really hope everyone will benefit from this month’s challenge and enjoy it. You might try certain things that you find don’t work for you or you do not enjoy but that is the idea of the month – to see what works best for you.
Do let us know if you are joining in this month and if you completed the challenge last month – what did you read? What would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below! Follow my progress with these challenges on my Instagram feed and I will be back at the end of the month to check in on the biog. Good luck,