7 Space Self-Care Ideas To Close Out the Year

We are getting close to the time of year when we start to wrap things up. This might be your yearly budget, your goals for the year, or you might be trying to lose some weight. Space self-care is not the only form of self-care that you work on to try to close out the year. In fact, if the list below does not suit you, you can work on a list of self-care ideas that fall in line with what you want to accomplish for the year. I wanted to write this blog on closing out the year because closing out the year is an act that most of engage in some way, to help us feel accomplished some how. I used this specific self-care platform to talk about this because our space is usually the environment we want to have in order when entering and closing out the year. Furthermore, posting this in October instead of the end of December gives you time to work on this. We all know change doesn’t occur over night.

BUDGET ANALYSIS and by this I mean re-vamping your budget. This will be a great time to start researching different budgeting ideas especially if your current process isn’t working for you. A great example of how this can fall under space self-care is moving from the paper process and start doing it electronically. Another idea would be to work on a yearly budget instead of a monthly budget plan.

CLOSET ADJUSTMENT I’m referring to this as a closet adjustment because I was afraid that everyone would be turned off if I said ‘clean out your closet.’ It’s incredibly important for us to occasionally go through our closet and throw out garments that are no longer in style, no longer fit, or pieces we haven’t worn in awhile. Taking on this task in one day would be overwhelming, if you start now and work on it a bit at a time, I’m sure you will accomplish your goal by the end of the year.

ANALYZE YOUR FRIENDSHIPS if it’s not easy for you to cut people off over night then this one may take some time. Most of us hang on to friendships for various reasons that no longer serve a purpose, if this person(s) is causing more harm than good in you life or is draining or stressing you, then it’s time to start considering what purpose they will serve (if any) in your life in 2022. Again, working on a task like this right now gives you enough time to make a decision by the end of the year.

UN-HOARD I’m sure that’s not a real word but if you’re typically a hoarder, it’s time to leave that behind. If you’re deep in the trenches aka you’ll be making your debut on the next season of hoarders (lol) then you probably can’t get this done by the end of the year but you can start working on it so you can make some progress at some point in 2022. Also, if you’re unable to take on this task by yourself don’t be ashamed to seek help.

CREATE MENTAL SPACE if you spend a lot of time watching television, on social media, playing video games, etc. clear out a majority of that time and make space for something much more productive that will feed your mind and not deplete it.

BAD HABITS this will definitely take time to change especially if it’s something you’ve grown accustomed to over the years but even if it’s something you love, bad habits run their course and at some point we have to get rid of them to make space for healthy habits.

MAKE TIME FOR YOU although these are self-care ideas, they aren’t traditional forms of self-care, so make sure you carve out space for your favorite form of self-care. You can practice it every day, each week, or bi weekly through out the end of the year. If you choose to participate in any of the above, treat yourself to personal self-care as a reward or treat after accomplishing one of the goals above.

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 tam33ks@yahoo.com. 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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Published by tam33ks

I have a long history with mental illness. Overcoming depression made me realize my own resilience. It also made it clear that I wasn’t taking care of myself. I believe that in order for us to fully engage with ourselves and others we have to make time for self-love through our self-care habits. My goal with this blog is to encourage women in my age group to make time for self-care daily.

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