Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Self-Care September 2021

The Self-Care September calendar from the folks at Action for Happiness has daily actions to help us take care of ourselves, by reminding us to be kinder to ourselves (as well as others), especially when things go wrong.  Self-care increases our resilience and helps us get more out of life. It also helps us accept others as they are, too.  (Click on the calendar to enlarge it.)

September 1 ~ Find time for self-care.  It's not selfish; it's essential.
September 2 ~ Notice the things you do well, however small.
September 3 ~ Let go of self-criticism and speak to yourself kindly.
September 4 ~ Plan a fun or relaxing activity and make time for it.
September 5 ~ Forgive yourself when things go wrong.  Everyone makes mistakes.
September 6 ~ Focus on the basics:  eat well, exercise, and go to bed on time.
September 7 ~ Give yourself permission to say "no."
September 8 ~ Be willing to share how you feel and ask for help when needed.
September 9 ~ Aim to be good enough, rather than perfect.
September 10 ~ When you find things hard, remember it's okay not be be okay.
September 11 ~ Make time to do something you really enjoy.
September 12 ~ Get active outside, and give your mind and body a natural boost.
September 13 ~ Be as kind to yourself as you would to a loved one.
September 14 ~ If you're busy, allow yourself to pause and take a break.
September 15 ~ Find a caring, calming phrase to use when you feel low.
September 16 ~ Leave positive messages for yourself to see regularly.
September 17 ~ Notice what you are feeling, without any judgment.
September 18 ~ Ask a trusted friend to tell you what strengths they see in you.
September 19 ~ No plans day.  Make time to slow down and be kind to yourself.
September 20 ~ Enjoy photos from a time with happy memories.
September 21 ~ Don't compare how you feel inside to how others appear outside.
September 22 ~ Take your time.  Make space to just breathe and be still.
September 23 ~ Let go of other people's expectations of you.
September 24 ~ Accept yourself and remember that you are worthy of love.
September 25 ~ Find a new way to use one of your strengths or talents.
September 26 ~ Avoid saying "I should" and make time to do nothing.
September 27 ~ Free up time by cancelling any unnecessary plans.
September 28 ~ Choose to see your mistakes as steps to help you learn.
September 29 ~ Write down three things you appreciate about yourself.
September 30 ~ Remind yourself that you are enough, just as you are.

1 comment:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I completely forgot about this month's calendar. I think I need to print this one out.