Proactively Practice Self-Care: Day 3 Transcript
I know self-care is one of those buzzwords, but please don’t tune me out. I really want you to hear what I am saying. Because when you’re raising a differently-wired child, self-care is just simply not an optional thing.
And so today’s TILT is to proactively practice self-care every single day.
What do I mean by self-care? I’m really talking about a small action that is two things: One, intentional — meaning it’s something you are consciously choosing to do because it’s good for your mind, body, and/or soul. So… it’s not an afterthought… it’s intentional
And two, it’s just for you. Meaning, for this action to qualify as self-care it has to be all about you. That doesn’t mean that you have to do it alone. If your partner wants to join you on a run, that’s cool. Or if your child wants to hang out with you while you’re doing the NY Times Crossword or getting back to work on that knitting project, that’s totally fine.
The important thing is your intention behind it and that you’re doing it for you. For example, sometimes I put on some loud happy music while I’m cooking or folding laundry… and I sing and dance while I’m doing my thing. So Ash might or might not be around, and it’s also a super simple thing. But it makes me happy, and it’s something I’m intentionally doing just for me because I know it will make me happy.
Commit to doing at least one intentional self-care act today, and every day for the rest of this challenge. And that’s it. One thing per day, as big or small as you want it to be. As long as it’s intentional and it’s just for you. Good luck, and I’ll see you tomorrow.
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