Monday, March 18, 2013

Taking Care of Ourselves

Today's theme is evolving into self-care. The real, honest-to-goodness kind of self-care that results from facing up to the scary things, the unpleasant tasks, or the just plain unattractive, un-fun ways to spend our time and money. 

One blogger I follow posted today about her cancer diagnosis; another friend has reached her weight loss goal of 100 pounds! For me, it was an oil change. My car needed more than five quarts of oil and was well overdue when I pulled in to a quick lube shop this morning before work. It feels good to know that's done! Satisfying that I've done something to take care of me. 

Up later this week are hair cuts for G&B, a vet visit for our dog, and then more "taking care of me" time when I get a physical on Friday. I'm also committing to walk everyday (just putting that down makes me wrinkle my nose with the burden of actually having to do it--and I really LIKE walking!). Actually go to yoga class. Eat yogurt. Not eat a donut...

Of course I am not alone in putting off the stuff that seems important but not urgent. As if I have all the time in the world for exercise. Or that another brownie isn't a big deal. Or that I can keep throwing stuff into a cabinet and shutting the door. 

What will you do to take care of YOURSELF today? I'm now off for my {stupid, good-for-me, grumble-the-whole-way} walk.


  1. I ate dark-chocolate covered acai berries (The recommended serving size), finished reading a good book, and took a short nap when I got home from work. Not exactly in that order! :-)

    1. That sounds like a very good way to take care of yourself! :)


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