What Is Self Care?

I read a lot of posts, magazine articles and such that talk about self care. As a care giver of The Husband with MS, I understand just how important self care really is. I won’t be any good for him if I’m broken.

I get stressed out and give myself a headache.  My shoulders feel like bricks. As much as I would love to indulge in weekly massage or a nightly hot bubble bath complete with bathsalts, face mask, glass bottle of wine. It’s not always in the cards for me. OHHHHHMMMMMGEEEEE I just made a funny!!

This post is how I destress and what I consider MY self care that I can do anytime!

Solitaire! I am a million percent addicted to Solitaire.  Unfortunately,  I tend to over indulge in phone apps. (Squirrel!! In my mind I imagine adding one more app to my phone and all the little minions that keep everything running smoothly inside will march right out. Magic smoke will billow from all of the ports and I will be left with a paper weight). (Yes, I am embarrassed to admit I have way too many apps! I REALLY should go through and clean up some of the non essential ones. Someday. Not today. Its NOT in my self care routine).

The solitaire game I play isn’t a download!!
Ohhhh your ears perked up right there didn’t they!?!?
Bottom line is that self care IS important.  It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive.  Self care is what makes you relax. What helps you unwind.
My other favorite game is Spider Solitaire. 🕷 It’s challenging.  There are different levels from “Yes, I can win every hand” to “WHY CAN’T I WIN THIS STUPID GAME?!?!” It’s a no brainer I play the easiest level. What can I say? I like to win!!
Spider solitaire
I’d love to know your self care routine. If it involves wine,  chocolate and games can I come over!?!?
Okay gotta go it’s my turn to find the numbers in Medieval Castle.  So far it’s 3 games to zip, zero, nadda. I don’t think Alice should be allowed to play anymore.

19 Comments

  • BlackAsphodel

    Reading fanfiction and cooking while listening to music or drama CDs are the best way to unwind for me nowadays. And then eating said food while watching YT videos.

  • Michele Soyer

    My self care routine is sitting at my desk after a bath and looking at old photos of the family then cuddling up on the sofa with a cocktail and my book with music playing in the background… that for me is heaven…

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Singing in the shower, gardening, fresh air, you name it! Haven’t watched tv since March. I do love listening to plays, short stories etc. on the BBC Sounds website.

  • gloria patterson

    I am working on a little more self care. Still have friends that work so we are trying to get together for lunch at least once a month. Just to catch up and see what is happening in our worlds.

  • Denise C

    Maybe someday in the future they’ll figure out how to transfer facial wrinkles to the brain. That would make me an utter genius!

  • Tamra Phelps

    My game apps were killing off my phone battery too quick, lol, so I deleted them. I don’t want to have to buy a new battery this time of year when there are so many other expenses. But I did enjoy playing games.

  • gloria patterson

    It’s just me so I don’t really need the self care thought because I do self care all the time. I take naps might be 15 minutes might be several hours. I am on the computer off and on most days. I do make my self go out at least twice sometimes more a week. I found out during COVID that I didn’t have a problem being with me, myself and I. BUT I do wind down at the end of the day with a game or two off candy crush and cookie jam. I think ever body needs time to recharge. My niece was going to drop her daugher off for the day with me at 11 I told her drop her off early. Go buy a big cup of your favorite coffee, park down by the river and just watch the water. And she did………………..

  • heather

    My self care includes some adult drinks once in a while, reading, taking baths, long drives, Christian music and talking to old friends.

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