I took a 3-day weekend for self-care and a total reset. There was some sitting around doing nothing, which was heavenly. There were also boring to-do items like shopping and laundry. Those are still self-care! It's not all chocolate cake and salt baths, folks!
Now, I love a good stereotypical self-care regimen as much as anyone else.
But I find that's too simple a focus for my personal care of my self. My self needs to be nourished with good food, comfort food, spirituality in many forms, alone time—and yes—a facial now and then. Plus, yoga & meditation always.
In almost ten years of sobriety, my self-care has grown heavy on hobbies. I've been crocheting a blanket for months and I love anything to do with yarn. I am feeling a new, sober hobby emerging. I want to make cute and tasty non-alcoholic drinks! I want to take adorable ice balls back from the boozed-up crowd. Here's how that went: