My Self-Care Goals this Week

Day four of NaBloPoMo, which means that it’s my goal to write one blog post every day this month. To be perfectly honest, I’m not really feeling the whole writing thing today. However, I’m going to show up and write anyway because it feels good. It’s kinda like yoga. I love the way it makes me feel but I grumble about finding the motivation to do it. October was such a hard month for me. I had so many things going on. So many! I had to deal with fixing a $5,000 issue with my house. I was trying desperately to meet the deadline for the 2020 Planner and the Self-Love Workbook. I’d work myself to the point of exhaustion and then a little more for good measure. I was working 9 hours at my “regular” job and then coming home and working another 8 hours to get everything done…

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What’s Your Self-Care Battery Percentage At?

Good morning! In case you aren’t following along, I’m doing NaBloPoMo, which means that it’s my goal to write one blog post every day this month, something I’m pretty excited about! Today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet (I think). I’m kinda just winging it and writing whatever it is that’s going through my head and today, that would be pain. To be specific, a 14-hour migraine. So today I am all about my self-care battery. I feel like we all have an internal self-care battery. Daily activities drain us – work, school, parenting. Mental health and stress also drains us. Some people are drained by socializing. Adult responsibilities. The holidays looming on the horizon. Drain. Self-care recharges the battery. Somethings bring it up a few percents and other things can give you a lovely full charge. So I’m asking you what’s your percentage and how can…

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Self-Reliance in Relationships

I know a lot about a lot of things, that’s the great thing about having a nearly obsessive love of reading. I know a lot about mental health and self-care due to a whole lot of reading and also firsthand experience. So let’s talk about relationships self-reliance. And how I know what not to do. I have that completely down. I know what things make for a toxic, terrible, situation, but do I know a lot about how to have a happy relationship? A bit, I’m kinda new to it. My wife and I had a whirlwind romance. Three months after meeting we got married because I just knew that I wanted her to be my partner forever. She makes me laugh like no other. There’s not a day that goes by that’s not filled with belly-laughter to the point there’s almost tears running down my face and she is…

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My Mental Illness

For the past several years, I’ve attempted NaNoWriMo and I’ve finished it exactly zero times so this year I’m doing something a bit different. Instead of trying to write a 50,000-word novel (oh wouldn’t that be wonderful? One day!) I’m going to do a blog post every day this month and that’s called NaBloPoMo for National Blog Posting Month. I’m just going to write from little heart. It’s been a long time since I wrote without a specific purpose. Back in the very early days, 8 or 9 years ago, I wrote about the most random things here on this blog. Mainly the things that made me happy (because it was such a new and rare thing) and how I dealt with my depression (a very common thing for me). As the years have gone by, happiness has become a daily occurrence and depression a rather rare one. I consider…

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