Self-Care September – Week Four

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Sunday, September 20 – Did you know that generosity is a form of self-care? The act of giving or contributing makes us feel good and gets us in touch with important parts of our identity, such as our character strengths, skills, preferences, values and purpose. Much has been said on the subject of random kindness and how it may not be the most productive form of generosity. Instead, think about where you are certain your gifts or talents would be most needed and appreciated. Make a donation of your money or time to that cause — any amount counts.

Monday, September 21 – Gratitude is an essential aspect of self-care, because it is so good for you. Today is World Gratitude Day. I invite you to share what you are grateful for on this Gratitude Padlet. You can be anonymous, if you wish.

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Tuesday, September 22 – Today is the Fall Equinox. Join me for A Fall Equinox Virtual Tea 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST. Here is the Zoom Link.

If virtual tea parties aren’t your thing, you might like this Fall Equinox Meditation.

Wednesday, September 23 –  Workout Wednesday: Fall Yoga  It’s Mindfulness Monday again! Although this video is for kids, I like how she uses rhyme and fall imagery. Also I am new to yoga so this is the right pace for me (and maybe for your kids, too?) Take your mat and laptop outside and do some yoga with me!

Thursday, September 24 – See if you can go a whole day without complaining about anything or criticizing anyone. When you feel like you are about to complain or criticize, pause. Breathe. How can you restate your thoughts (even in your head)? How can you remain solution-oriented, patient and positive? Was this difficult for you? Or did you feel lighter and more in control of your life?

Friday, September 25 –  Autumn Stables Watch Party. Mar Vista movies are kind of like Hallmark Channel movies but not quite as mushy and usually more clever.  We’ll see! I looked all over for a fall-themed movie we could watch  for free and found this one on TubiTV. You don’t have to register to watch it.  Here is the link. 

Saturday, September 26 – Relax by gazing at the stars tonight…It is Astronomy Day, after all.

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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