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(Day 30)

30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW

Whether you have read several or all twenty-nine blogs, celebrate your success. You likely found some topics that described things you are already doing and some you could not imagine even attempting. Other ideas were likely ‘just right,’ pushing you slightly out of your comfort zone, providing new opportunities to learn more about yourself and how to build your self-care skills. To bring everything full circle read, Why You Don’t Need a Lot of Time or Money to Make Self-Care a Priority.

For the last blog in this series, I want to challenge you to develop you own self-care plan using this tool as a guide. It includes 7 simple steps and provides worksheets for each step. By committing your plan to paper, you will make your self-care a priority. You will also be prepared to tackle the obstacles to implementing your plan that inevitably will arise. Looking for one more new idea to add to you plan? Print and cut up these Self Care Tip icons (available in English, French, Arabic, Punjabi and Spanish). Put them in a jar and when you need inspiration pull one out and do what is on the card.

Whatever you chose to do, do something for yourself daily and remember… self-care is not self-ish. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. — Maya Angelou