I notice how frequently I get tied up in the knot of perfectionism, people-pleasing, and the overwhelm of extending myself too much–ignoring my deeper needs until my body and/or emotions scream out in protest. When I stop and take a breath, I realize that I have a choice! I can, instead, slow down and care deeply for myself moment-to-moment. I can say “no” when I need to. I can be gentle with myself when I make a mistake or lapse into old habits rather than fuel the inner critic. I can do one small thing, now, to nurture myself. But how do I make this a lifestyle and not just a sporadic way of caring for myself?

Along these lines, just two months ago, I was standing at my kitchen counter and thinking…I want to practice really taking care of myself, not based in a critical self-improvement approach, but rooted in kindness. I need to do something to help me to be consistent. This is when I came up with the idea to do 100 days of self-care, invite other people to join me, and record my experience.

With the support of the DBH Mindfulness team, here we are! Starting our 100 Days of Mindful Self-Care Journey later this week. So why practice self-care? Because too often, we practice too much of the opposite.

Join me and our team as we engage in this 100-day journey and learn together!  

Rachel

Join our 100 Days of Mindful Self-Care

We are offering online support to help you practice healthy ways of caring for yourself. Each week we will release a video and ideas for self-care on topics such as mindfulness, self-compassion, healthy boundaries, forgiveness and more. The journey begins Feb 14 and ends on May 25, 2019

Congratulations on taking this step and welcome to the community! You will receive an email shortly on how to join our Facebook group. You will also start receiving weekly emails, telling you about the week's wellness steps.