Daily Blog #355: Selfcare is doing what you need to do, to do what you need to do.

Greetings and Salutations, Blog Readers!

Today I am low on energy, I slept well but woke up tired, and I am trying to push ahead anyways.

The end of the year is coming, and I have several goals for the new year, and some new methods and systems I am working on having for myself, which means setting my intention and such this month, so I have no time for being blah.

But with my knee all mysteriously hurting, some of the things I do for better sleep and more energy, aren’t as doable. For example, my walks have been harder because my poor knee is so fucked up.

Today, however, I am gonna try to walk anyways. I am gonna use a knee brace, and ice it after if I need to, even though I literally despise icing body parts.

I am also going to stretch after work, my last hour of work is normally kind of slow, so I plan on doing my stretching and THEN doing my after work walk, to try and help my body feel better. I am also gonna do my tea, and I may double bag it with two bags in one mug to help me sleep. But, I say all of this to say, I need to make sure I have my attitude correct and that I am working to achieve my goals- quality sleep or not, I can’t give in to the feelings of “blah”.

I have come entirely too far in the last year to give up now. 2021 has been a total glow up year for me, lots of slow efforts to make my life better, and now as I finish the evolution of this year, I must look to the next year, the changes I will make, the growth I have planned, and the work I will be doing for the next year of my life.

Time balancing is a big part of so many of my goals but doing all of my goals in a healthy and sustainable way, while still prioritizing my mental health, is key. I have done so much work on my mental health, and I refuse to let all that work go down the drain for some goals.

That said, I have lots to work on and lots to do, so I need to make sure I am sleeping well and properly so that I have the energy to do it. Nothing causes burnout faster than forcing yourself to do something you don’t feel like doing.

So, I am working on trying to feel less sleepy, and more inclined to getting my work done to work on my goals. Self-care is knowing when you need to take steps to make yourself be good to work on stuff, and, therefore, work on your goals, to make sure you get everything you need done, done.

Because self-care is going what you NEED and setting yourself up for what you need. In my case, this means being able to work on my goals.

So, this blog is basically me trying to get myself motivated, and hopefully it motivates you too- Do what YOU need to know to achieve YOUR goals.

Thanks for Reading,

Abbi

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