Self-care means you have the ability, awareness, mindset, and willingness to make healthy decisions and changes for the betterment of your life. The last few years have been uncommonly difficult and challenging and have put stressors on all of us, including our children. Now more than ever is it essential to love and nurture ourselves and take care of our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual health. And we do this while still balancing our professional, educational and creative health. That can be a heavy load to lug around if we are living in default. With some introspection, support, and an action plan, we can make the big, small, or somewhere in between changes we need for a better 2022.
Our first and last love is self-love! Christian Nestell Bovee
Right now we have to be our own biggest hero and savior and step up for ourselves. But we won’t be able to make any changes if we are not focused and willing to take the time to invest in ourselves. It all starts with our mental strength, emotional commitment, and some organizational skills. Here are two tools that will start the little shifts we need to make.
One Question a Day for Self-Care: A Three-Year Journal
The One Question a Day for Self-Care: A Three-Year Journal allow us to put our mental health first. It’s a fun and positive action and healthy habit we can engage in daily that will track our self-care journey. At the top of each page, there is a question or prompt that encourages a positive thought, direction, and action. Below them are 3 spaces for 3 different years. Write down the current year in the first space and then we can share our insights, reflections, thoughts, or what action we took that day. Here we can nurture your feelings, foster some wellness formulas and understand our personal patterns. Here are a few prompts from the beginning of the year that you can reflect on now.
Jan 1: Light a candle each day and make a wish for yourself. What’s today’s wish?
Jan 2: Who or what can you always rely on?
Jan 3: What should you stop feeling guilty about?
Jan 4: What starts your morning off right? It could be a warm cup of tea, an extra minute in the shower, a quick walk, or anything that just feels good.
2022 National Park Foundation Planner
It’s hard for us to be successful if we are not organized. The 2022 National Park Foundation Planner will allow you to accomplish all our tasks, errands and jobs, and make it to all our appointments and meetings. Each week features a stunning photo of a national park in the US along with some history and things to see and do in that area.
• “6 x 9” trim size with spiral wire binding for easy, lay-flat writing
• Two planner sticker sheets with over 160 inspirational and organizational stickers for adults
• Environmentally responsible, FSC certified and smudge-free paper
• Striking, full-color photography throughout with 53 total featured park sites
• Sturdy jacket for durability with an internal pocket perfect for storing notes, receipts or mementos
• Monthly and weekly spreads with ample writing space for planning
• Fresh, matte cover design and removable cover band
• Calendar year at a glance
• Holidays and observances
I like that we can view each month at a glance to perspective on our to-dos and weekly to hone in on our immediate tasks and appointments. It’s a beautiful planner and it will inspire us to keep things on track.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.