Thursday, January 26, 2017

Self Care

What are some of your favorite self-care go-tos? 
This week on our Cosmic Cowgirls call, we each shared some of our personal practices and aids. Here are some we came up with:

  • Movement several times a week (Qigong, walking, yoga, Ballet, etc)
  • Art practice, journaling, painting, craft to begin and end the day
  • Grounding, perhaps outside with a tree
  • Drum or play flute 
  • Stay hydrated! Water and herb tea
  • Healthy food choices (don't turn to food)
  • Time in circle with friends/family (supportive)
  • Time with animals pets (new kittens!)
  • Art blogs and artist groups on FB
  • Meditation/ quiet time
  • Receive bodywork or do self-Reiki
  • Epson salt bath with a candle, soft music
  • Include self, step in, engage! - not waiting to be "invited!" (Check-in if you need, find a group that's harmonious, avoid isolating ourselves)
  • Slow down, take time for things you enjoy
  • Balance responsibilities and "fun stuff"
  • Saying prayers of your tradition
  • Guided meditation
  • Essential oils, smudge
  • Take action, if something is bothering you!
  • Come from love "let love be the center of your choices!"
  • Become a lifetime learner, study something new
Candles of the Red Thread SiStarhood

Your turn, what are some of the ways you nurture yourself?
Happy PPF!!

12 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for the good advice for my ribs, I will try that earth to make a poultice. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

these are great self care prompts. And I would add "say thank you every single day."
Happy PPF!

Sarah Leonard said...

I love an Epsom salt bath - I add crystals and use incense instead of candles though. Bliss!

SLScheibe said...

Wonderful prompts! I'm always partial to making art for self care :) Happy PPF!

Jan said...

I love trying natural ways to feel better and begin my day and bring peace to my evening.
Wonderful post.

Happy PPF!

Jan

Christine said...

love your list!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Actually I do on a daily or weekly basis 15 of the item on your list. It is important to keep a balance. Thank you for this post.

Nadya said...

Great self care! Ooo, I meant to include gratitude, Linda!
I put several drops of my favorite essential oils in my Epsom salts, which dispersed then nicely in the bath.
Balance is so important, Nicole!

denthe said...

Love the candles :-) There's some wonderful advice in this list. I'm trying to make more time for self-care, but I don't succeed every day. The only thing I always do is to read at least a few pages in a good book....

Nadya said...
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Nadya said...

It's all a process, isn't it?
I love reading, that's something I do frequently as well!

Tammie Dickerson said...

I don't miss my time at the gym, and my daily painting is a MUST for my creative soul :)