Mulling about Self Care
Friday, May 07, 2021
Watermellen writes wonderful blogs. She recently (April 23, 25, 26) wrote about taking care of ourselves. She even asked people to list some small things -- her example was stretching for a minute when she felt like she needed to -- do to take care of themselves.
Here's the April 23rd blog. It already has a popular blog award, but if you missed it, check out all three of these gems! www.sparkpeople.c
That "taking care of ourselves" idea has been mulling around in my brain for the last 11 days. I am thinking that I can change the emphasis of my efforts if I really focus on taking care of myself. Oh, I'm not giving up all the vanity motivators, but as I age what really is more important is doing the things -- little and big -- to take care of myself. I'll feel better. May be able to do more things. Live independently longer. Just live longer maybe. Worth it!!
So I am planning to do a series, not necessarily every day, and they may be interspersed, but I am hoping to change my mindset by shifting this focus to self-care through blogging about self-care efforts.
The first thing I'm thinking is that recently I've been so focused on trying to lose weight and maintain successfully that I have once again excused my Splenda and Stevia overuse. My focus is on caring for me, and the result is not being thin, but being healthy. So I'll think about that as I am choosing my drinks today. And if I can do better today, I just may be able to do better and better. This one isn't a simple one for me, but it is an important one. I'm not going to yell at myself when I slip, but I'm really going to think about what my body needs and how my efforts can support my body.