Day #244 here in Spark Villa!
I am on a wonderful journey into a to wonderful world of self care. I am learning a lot. I learned that self care is drinking water, personal hygiene, exercise, rest, reward, and re-energizing. I learned I am doing everything but reward and re-energizing myself. I need to work on that. I learned that it would be helpful to have a 'care for princess space' which I don't have yet. I learn that I need to fill myself up when I get low like a gas tank! I begun to look for suggestion. Caylee Grey.Art and productivity suggested: Self-Date. She gave the following suggestions:
go out for breakfast
go out for coffe
make a fancy dinner for one
have a long bubble bath
make popcorn and watch a movie at home
play a computer game in bed
paint my nails
wear something pretty, do my make up for no specific reason
take a walk in the park
read a book
What I also found interesting is #23 of my 50 ways to practice self care which I found on pinterest is: get up early, make breakfast and enjoy your morning tea in peace and quiet. No TV, no radio, no phone, no lap top. I guess when I get up this morning I am going to enjoy a self-date of a wonderful breakfast alone. A perfect self date to fill up my tank before this weekend. Also #22 of the pin 30 things to start doing for yourself says: start noticing the beauty of small moments. It will be the quiet before the weekend storm.
I am on a challenge here on sparks and on pinterest:
A) Fit Food-I am working on busting my excuses for not eating fruits and veggies-oh no!
B) Decluttering my home in a year. Today's mission: Declutter china cabinet and side boards-I have neither.
69 days left until son's winter break. Yesterday I got 6 Christmas gifts. Only 8-10 more left! Last night my son texted and asked if he could bring another friend home. Yikes-my place is tiny. That is him, his girlfriend, and another friend! For 18 years except for the neighbor in K-2 grade, he never invited anyone home. I am so not use to this. Last week I had 2 women here from my church who loved everything my mom hated about my place. Something snapped Wednesday and for the 1st time in a long time I felt different. I forgot what it was like to be around females who write in fun color ink, etc. My mom had masculine taste so I was the only one with feminine tastes. My only sister-in-law even is masculine in her taste so is son's gf. I think her tastes are more masculine then my son's. But something inside me is awakening!