Yesterday I posted about Self Care. I challenged us all to have a plan to do something nice for ourselves in 30 days. Most women in a family setting put themselves last. If you don’t stop to recharge your battery, how far will you get before you run out of steam? Not very far, I’m quite certain. So let’s take a look at how we get to the 30 day goal mark successfully.
First you need to decide what it is you want to do in 30 days. Is it a shopping trip? Is it a nature trip? A day where you do nothing but relax and watch the tube? (Well, I do hope it’s not that last one but, hey… to each her own…) Decide what it is you want to do in 30 days. That’s step one.
Get a piece of paper or find a chalk board – whatever form of notation works for you. Start brainstorming on what you are going to do for yourself in 30 (29) days. You need to have a firm plan in place if you are to achieve your goal. Decide now what your ultimate “self care” day looks like. It may be harder for some to get a clear picture of what doing something for yourself looks like. Think of one thing (or 12 things) that would make you feel special. That would be a form of loving yourself. A manicure or pedicure or both! A day where you unplug the phone and work on a quilt. Or a scrapbook. Or go look for fabric for a project you want to complete.
By Monday you need to have decided what you want to do for you in 30 (25) days. By Monday one sixth (1/6) of your time to bring this plan to fruition is gone. To achieve your goal, you must stick to a plan.
GOAL: Decide what self care choice you are making for yourself by Monday, April 29, 2013. It can be done. If you will, then you can. Make it so! Have a great day – make that so as well!