This month has been about evaluating what you need and making sure to take care of yourself. We are just finishing up our Self Care for September challenges. If you signed up for the newsletter, you have been following along with our daily and weekly challenges to help you develop and maintain a Self Care Routine. Here are my confessions and realizations for the month:
-I have been drinking tea, scheduling lunch dates with friends, and exercising more.
-For the day that the challenge was ‘have a healthy dinner’, I had cheetos and pizza. Does that count?
-I have been practicing saying ‘no’. I tend to overschedule myself, so this had been a valuable lesson for me.
-I have NOT been very good at getting to bed at an early hour or turning off the technology.
In our wrap up newsletter, we challenged everyone to choose 5 self care items that they could continue with or work on. Here are mine:
1) Keeping a morning routine.
2) Creating a technology free zone.
3) Take an afternoon break.
4) Get rid of toxic and negative things in my life.
5) Don’t procrastinate on small tasks.
I plan on applying my self care techniques to my organizing in the following ways:
-Take small steps with big projects so that I don’t get overwhelmed.
-Focus on one thing at a time.
-Allow myself breaks to rejuvenate during an organizing project.
-Don’t be too hard on myself. If my clothes aren’t perfectly color coded at all times, it probably won’t signal the end of the world.
Look for many more organizing projects in October. I’ll be finishing up our guest room and also organizing a Halloween party. I love this time of year!