I want you to actively think about the value and importance of self-care and share with the class about it. I personally cannot stress how meaningful it is to identify and utilize self-care when necessary, so I want you to begin to look within yourselves and start to catalog what helps you wind down, relax, and be in a more positive mental/emotional space. I believe that we don’t spend much time on our own thinking about this, so my hope is that this may begin a shift and allow us to do it more regularly.
For this assignment, I would like you to identify at least one deliberate and intentional act of self-care between today and next Thursday. Like I mentioned in class, if you normally take a nap, watch movies, or go to the beach for self-care, please continue to do so. I would, however, like you to think beyond the basic ones and really do something meaningful for yourself (again, my contribution is that I am going away for a few days to see a friend because I’ve missed seeing them and it will be a nice change of scenery for me and hopefully help me to recharge). Also, please respond to at least one person’s post – maybe to congratulate them for doing it, aligning with them because you realize that you would also do something similar, or just to share any supportive or encouraging thoughts.