January 1st is coming, and with it, New Year’s resolutions. (Let’s all take a second to collectively groan, roll our eyes and sigh in resignation). Each year we set ourselves these goals, these challenges and more often than not, when February comes, our resolutions are already a distant memory. In fact, one year I told everyone that I was going to learn one new word a day for the entire year. Easy, right? I was setting myself a fairly feasible goal that would help to expand my vocabulary and it didn’t cost me money or time. But do you know how easy it is to forget this ‘simple’ resolution each morning when you’re running late or you have a meeting first thing? Or to feel like you’re not making ANY progress because apparently your brain goes on strike when you try to introduce boring new information? Suffice it to say, I didn’t even last a week with that resolution and I haven’t tried to make another one since.
[Self care] is learning how to stop trying to ‘fix yourself’ and start trying to take care of yourself…
This year, however, it’s GAME ON. I’m breaking the no-resolution streak and committing to one that’s only a month long.
The 30 Day Self Care Challenge is something I first heard about on Pinterest. I toyed with the idea of doing it, read a few articles, printed some ideas. But it wasn’t until I was browsing Facebook one night (hello, procrastination) that I stumbled across an article that flat out sold me on the idea. This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths and Chocolate Cake, the title teased (you can read it here).