Self Care September – Week Two

It’s Self-Care September! Here is a week of autumn self-care. Download the Self Care September Tracker.

Sunday, September 6 – Today is Read a Book Day. Take some time to relax and read.

Monday, September 7 – Why not make every Monday in September Meditation Monday? Here is a guided fall meditation to try.

Tuesday, September 8 – Are you your own harshest critic? Maybe it’s time to tally up your good points and accomplishments.  Encourage yourself today with positive self-talk or affirmations.  If you’re out of ideas, you can find some on Pinterest, too. Tape your favorites next to the  bathroom mirror so you can see them every day. I also like these “Affirmation Pumpkins.” 

Wednesday, September 9 – It’s Work-out Wednesday! These body weight exercises are challenging but can be done by a beginner.  The article says they take 15 minutes to do. They took me MUCH longer but I did feel like I worked out. Turn on some music and do finish them so you can color a leaf on your self-care chart!

Thursday, September 10 – When you take the time to be organized, you feel better. You probably spend a lot of time in your car. Today, take some time to clean out your car, wash your car, take it for an oil change, or check the air in your tires.

Friday, September 11 – If you’re like me, you can go a whole day and forget to drink water. That’s not good! Today, focus on hydrating yourself (drinking the right amount for you).  Drink some water every hour to earn a leaf.

Saturday, September 12 – If you have already got your flu shot, color your leaf! If not, get a flu shot before October 31. The best time to get a flu shot is in the morning, before 11 a.m. That is when your antibodies work best.

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
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