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A Day Off

Yesterday was a day off from blogging, walking, working, nooming, parenting, and pretty much all the other “ings”. The day was dreary and just kind of blah with overcast, rainy weather off and on all day. Today I’ll get back to doing all the “ings” and reflect here on taking the day off yesterday. This morning, my inner critic told me that yesterday was a waste, but the one thing I did do was rest. And resting is a form of self-care and self-care is never a waste. I’m realizing that more and more. Why is it that when we care for ourselves we think we’re being selfish or lazy or whatever other negative thing our inner critic tells us we are doing wrong? I know that making self-care a priority is important not just for my own mental and physical health, but it helps me be the best me I can be for myself, and for those around me. And that’s always worth doing. It’s just that darn inner critic that says if I’m not busy accomplishing something then I’m wasting valuable time. I think the inner critic never stops talking, but I’m going to do my best to listen less. And if you’re struggling with self-care, then I’m giving you (and myself) permission to make it a priority. Not just for ourselves, but in order to be the best version of ourselves we can be for those we love and care about.

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Personal AND Business

This post will cross over between personal and business matters, so it goes in both categories. I’ve been up since about 5:30 this morning and I’m excited to say that there is interest in TZHI being distributed in Australia as well as the zine being translated into French. I’m super excited about all of that. Also of note, I’m down more than ten pounds since starting Noom just over a week ago (today is my 10th day Nooming). I can’t say enough about how Noom has impacted my mental outlook. Since starting, I feel so much more alive, knowing that I’m investing in my physical health the same way I invest in my mental health. I’ve now committed to my Noom coach to blog every morning, so expect daily updates. I’ve recently connected with Certified Mental Health Coach, Ty Hicks. He has a program that is reported to help people be anxiety and depression free in 60 days. I am often the skeptic, but I’m also open to new ideas so we’ll see where this goes. Stay tuned for updates…
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