A New Blank Page: Self-Care September

After a full year with no break, no stop, no *red card, get your bottom to the bench*, September eventually arrived.

I have given everything I had during the last twelve months, for better or for worse. I have had the most amazing times, and the worst ones. The circle is complete.

I am a new person. Some might say I am an adult, but right now I am in my PJs and listening to Taylor Swift while eating cake, so I disagree.

I have put my studies, others’ needs, work, and a lot of things before my own needs for 365 days. No, I am not complaining, I am happy about most of it! But it’s time for some self-love, self-care, and fun. Sometimes we forget what we do all of these things for. I decided to remind myself of what’s important (and it is okay if most of what I write is about me!)

What I’m going to do this September…

  • Celebrate my birthday without cringing and without expecting anything but a nice and cool normal day.
  • Stop saying yes to blog tours

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  • Enjoy my one-day trip to London
  • Listen to my anti-agoraphobia program again
  • Move house (and lose a few fingers, get crazy, start screaming when things will get messy… The usual consequences of a move)
  • Make the most of Bloody Scotland
  • Change my glasses
  • Resume watching Suits
  • Create the flamingo dance!

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  • Keep fighting mental illnesses with gentleness
  • Relax
  • Give Krav Maga a new try
  • Blog for fun only
  • (this is valid from now until 31th December) Empty my NetGalley queue and the author review requests I have let pending for way too long.

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  • Wear my Orenda nail polish every day
  • Sing
  • Resume my vocabulary-building routine
  • Tell myself I am beautiful

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  • Keep making it happen
  • Make appointments for the dogs to be groomed again
  • Be awesome

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  • Be silly with my speaking English practice

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  • Stop worrying about money
  • Give love to my friends

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  • Reduce social media to one hour per day (watch me fail at this!)
  • Stop waiting for approval from people. I know what I have achieved and what I am capable of.

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  • Keep being kind but not stupid
  • Buy new underwear
  • Be happy
  • Care more about what’s important, throw away the rest!
  • Have fun with the self-care challenge from Jenny
  • Be thankful for my friends and the support I receive.

That’s it. A wee post to welcome September! I hope you have a great month, filled with books, of course!

I am here should you need a laugh, a shoulder (or at least a venting friend cos I can’t send my shoulder away on its own), or just a chat.

Ps: not sorry for the Suits gifs spam.

Let’s make September a good one!

 

36 comments

  1. That is a great list Meggy, hopefully you will feel huge benefits from it. To me it seems like a long list, but probably to you after the busy year you’ve had, its not so big. I love the Suits gifs and am excited that you are going to start watching again. (I miss Mike already).
    Wishing you a smooth move and a brilliant but calm rest of the year.
    Piles of love Amanda. xx

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    • Just writing all those tiny things have helped me see September with new and happy eyes πŸ™‚ It doesn’t really matter if I don’t reach all that’s on the list, as long as I don’t forget to be happy πŸ™‚ And after the year I’ve had, it seems quite easy to achieve all of this, haha!
      I miss Mike too! I’ve only watched the first episode, but I’m hoping to catch up very soon! Have a great September, I hope the kids will be nice to you! xxxx

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