*I was gifted a workbook by Crazy Creative Cool to review. So I have included a short review within this post.
Should we be scheduling in self care days and social media breaks? Or is it more of something we do when we need it?
As someone who has a mix of both fitting in self care whenever I can and also making the most of it on wash days. I do wonder if one is better than the other or if a mix of the both is what we all need.
I guess a mix of both is something we should consider. A day for just us and some needed self care, but also identifying when you need to take a moment for yourself whether it’s at work or before you leave your house.
I have been meaning to speak about self sabotage for a while. I came across a tweet a while back that left me triggered. It was addressing the many things we do that are acts of self sabotage. I was doing a lot of the things listed and it was a huge wake up call for me. I was aware of what I was doing but hearing the words self sabotage sealed the deal for me. I started to take things seriously.
It confirmed how important it is to value myself and to make the effort to do so. It doesn’t come naturally to many of us and I have had to learn that it is not a flaw, just something I have to focus on when looking after myself.
G.E.N.T.L.E Goal Setting Method
Gentle being a key part of my self care journey. I have been unfairly harsh on myself, which is something I have had to unlearn. During this process I have been open to trying new things, mediation being one of those things.
So when I was asked to try this workbook, I was optimistic. A few things I have learnt about myself, is that I find it hard to do things for myself when it is a conscious thought. It is much easier when it just happens naturally. However I have to plant that seed and practice something long enough for it to become a healthy habit.
Although I don’t always remember to refer back to this workbook and set achievable goals. It has made me aware of my emotions and I no longer try to dismiss those emotions. Whatever the feeling, I am able to identify it and it’s source quicker. Which results to a lot less time over thinking and sitting in a funk.
The G.E.N.T.L.E Goal Setting Method focuses on settings goals for ourselves without the overwhelming feeling. A lot of the time when I set myself goals, I put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve them which results in me doing nothing.
If your self care routine or self care days including journelling or writing in some form, I would highly recommend this workbook. For me as I journal every now and again and prefer to write spontaneously, I found it difficult to remember to reach for this workbook and work my way through it.
This workbook has made me face some of the things I avoid. Thinking about some of the things that drain my energy and what generates positive energy. A great way to acknowledge some of the emotions, thoughts and experiences we may be suppressing.