It might be a terrible idea to try to crank out 4 blog posts right. now.
But I am.
I’m doing it to get myself organized and after that my goal will be to post 2-3 a week.
There are 3 categories that I’m talking about in this blog.
- Exchange Student Program
- Social Issues & Being a Social Worker
- Self Care
- Art: Making time to make it
- Loving my kids so that they feel good about themselves
- Partnership: “Be awesome to each other.”
- Taking time to do grown up things with grown ups
- Doing more (read: something) to care for my physical health
I need to do better in this regard. Often at the end of my work day I find that I collapse onto the couch to “relax” (binge watch How to Get Away With Murder or Fringe). Eventually I shuffle off to bed. This “relaxing” isn’t the same thing as self-care. What’s different about it? Well, in my thinking, self-care is different in that it is intentional. My TV watching isn’t so much intentional as it is lazy. Additionally, when I care for myself the activity makes me feel good. When I stop watching TV I feel just as blah as I did when I started.
“When I do good, I feel good; When I do bad, I feel bad and that is my religion.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Well played, sir. Well played.
This is not meant as criticism of those of you who legitimately LOVE television and walk away from the TV feeling better. I simply don’t and need to do something differently more often.
It’s my hope to have a least 2-3 posts per week in this bloggity blog and for at least one of those to be about my self-care. Maybe I’ll exercise. Who knows?!?!
I’ll likely at least write a blog post about thinking about exercising.