We are still in the fist part of the year. That’s not a typo. I meant, “fist,” not, “first.” We are assaulted by the new year and with all its expectations, resolutions, and wintery mixes. Then we navigate the hypermanic and bipolar episodes of weather (sunny and 50 one day followed by a rainy 38) just to get smacked in the face with an hour less sleep time and tax season.
With this constant onslaught, we have a heavenly host of individuals, marketers, companies, and social media entities urging us into self care. I have not a gosh dang clue what that looks like, but I read something yesterday (and I have no clue where) but it said this (or something to this effect):
Self care is living a life you don’t want an escape from.
After some thought on this, I came to the conclusion that I give away ownership. I give away ownership of my hours, days, weeks, until I feel like I have no time to do the things I WANT TO DO. Then at the end of the year, I look back and see things other people wanted me to do. Or, I see vast blocks of time where I didn’t go after the things I wanted to do because I wanted to leave time open, “just in case,” someone needed me for something. This is NOT OK!
Embrace ownership of my life. Do what I would like to do. Stop waiting around for everyone else. Stop holding back, “just in case.”
New To DO List
Sign up for races. Check.
Go on trips.
Evolve my home.
That’s self care for me.