Five self-care ideas is a new number for me but I honestly couldn’t come up with seven ideas for this topic without getting too strange or gross. In this week’s post I’m not providing ideas but hilighting personal self-care that we all engage in to some extent but is not always openly discussed unless you trust the person you share it with. I believe I’m at the point with these post where I’m able to find self-care in anything we do and I think it’s because I truly believe there is self-care in everything we do. Months ago I wrote in one of my blog post that self-care is anything that makes you feel good (as long as it doesn’t cause you harm) even if it only last a moment. Besides hilighting these personal self-care activity, I really want to create space for those who engage in these types activities for self-care. Self-care is different for everyone and as long as you’re not harming yourself or others you shouldn’t feel guilty.
SEX I’ve talked about sex as a form of self-care once or twice in the past and I interviewed a sex expert months ago. You can read that blog post HERE. I know there are some people who keep this part of their life to themselves because it is a very personal act and it’s not anyone’s business. Those who choose to talk about it may only discuss it with friends and family that they trust. But I consider sex a form of personal self-care that’s kept in the dark because the nature of this activity is personal and private..
MASTERBATION this is another form of self-care that I’ve written about it in the past and similar to the above, it’s a very personal act. People are probably more likely to talk about having sex and not masterbation. But this is an extremely safe and normal behavior and it is a form of self-care. Without getting too heavy in the details, I think masterbation relaxes you, relieves stress, and you can be as creative as you’d like to because no one is there to judge you.
EDIBLES/MARIJUANA/CBD this is not my area of expertise because I don’t engage in either of those behaviors but I don’t judge those who do. I think that engaging is this activity is talked about more than it was in the past (especially now that marijuana is legal in some states). I also know that there are some people who consider this a form of self-care. As long as you’re not hurting yourself or others, enjoy.
GUILTY PLEASURES we all have them, and some of them should stay private because it might be too much information to share, or it may get you some strange looks and people might judge you. I will continue to say as long as you’re not harming yourself or anyone, indulge in your guilty pleasure and enjoy every minute of it.
STRANGE BEHAVIORS some of these are classified as guilty pleasures but these behaviors may be normal to you but strange to some. These behaviors can range from dipping your french fries in ice cream to popping pimples. No offense to those who are into this but typing “popping pimples” made my stomach turn because I can’t wrap my head around why someone would find pleasure in that but what I think don’t matter and my job is not to judge you especially as a self-care blogger.
Self-Care on the go are essentially bite size versions of my self-care challenges. It’s open to anyone but it’s specifically created for moms and other working women; who may not have time to participate in all (or any) of the challenges that I provide weekly because of their mommy duties or busy work schedule. You can access the infographic HERE. I’ve been posting them every Sunday since the beginning of the year and I really enjoy creating them. If you’re one of my readers who participate in, or enjoy these options because you find them convenient, leave a comment and let me know what you like about them or what you think I should change. Thanks for going on this self-care journey again with me this week.
By the way, if you’re interested, my Newsletter and Self-Care Accountability Worksheet is now available. The worksheet will act as a supplement to my daily self-care challenges. The purpose is to help you stay on track with your daily self-care routines. If you’re interested in receiving these items weekly, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The self-care worksheet is FREE, but will only be available to my Newsletter subscribers. I will NOT spam you, I will only email once per week.
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