I am a HUGE advocate for self care and self improvement, however when I look at the whole picture, I am not doing enough of it for myself. So because September is a month to focus on it and because I have a wedding coming up at the end of the month, I decided to think of some ways to focus on me in between all the madness... Here's my ideas.
I have always been a journal-er and by journal-er I mean I collect them. I have tons of them. I don't really use them though as much as I should be. I took a few out the other day and decided it was time. I needed to put them to good use again.
I am now the happy owner of a bullet journal and a challenge journal. I am working on making my bullet journal a place to ease my anxiety and help keep my creativity flowing. My challenge journal is a place to keep some of the instagram challenges I come across. I am currently participating in a "Self Care September" challenge and a "Rock Your Handwriting" challenge. Both of which need some practice.
I have always enjoyed writing, thus the reason I have this blog. I find it much more therapeautic to put pen to paper and just let my mind wander though. Some of those thoughts will make their way onto this page. Some will stay hidden away for only me to see. That's how it should be.
The journal is going to lead me to some self improvement, along with that 90 minute massage I booked for the day before my wedding...
Journaling and massage aside, I also plan to read more this month. I am currently reading You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. I LOVE IT. It is the perfect book to read about self improvement. I have read a lot of books about self improvement and so far this is in my top 5. It also helps that someone RAKed this to me. They knew. I love that.
And yes I am going to mention the "Y" word. Yoga. I need to do more yoga. I felt better when I was doing some form of pose on a daily basis. It really does ease some of the tension away.
All in all it sounds like a lot, but taking on some daily habits will be good for me and my soul. I am hoping I will ease my way into the wedding in a better condition that I have been in.
What are you planning to do for yourself this month? Do you take time for self improvement and care? Share you ideas! I would love to see how everyone else relaxes and works on themselves.