This week was about self-care. I am the first to tell you that self-care is oh so important to being able to be the best person you want to be. Yet sometimes, I am the last person to take that good advice. So here are some moments of simple self-care that helped this week.
1) Time off! I took off three days and only checked my work email twice. I am getting better at being away. I have sometimes found it hard to be away since entering community mental health. I find myself worrying about clients who may currently be more vulnerable. I will continue to work at finding balance in my life and not let work override my personal life.
2) Camping with the Fam! We spent four days and three nights on the Umpqua River. It was lovely weather that ran the gamut of gorgeous, sunny and warm to muggy, expansive thunderstorms, to cool foggy mornings. It was perfect.
3) Loving on my sweet sweet nephews! My parents had three of my four nephews with them this weekend, so I got to spend hours lovin' on them. We played in the park, swung on the swings, played an amazing game of red light green light where I learned that purple light was a dance party, which by the way was tooooo cute for words!
4) Quality time with my parents! I do love spending time with them. I am very blessed to count them as my dearest friends.
It was a great weekend and I can't wait to see the pictures everyone posts up to Facebook as the week unfolds. I also cannot wait to sleep in my own bed tonight! That's real self-care!!