Usually on self care days, I still do some chores. The reason is that having a clean house is self care for me. I like to keep up with everything so I don’t get behind and start to have anxiety and depression. I mean, anxiety and depression still happen (hello mental illness), but if I can prevent it, I will try :-).
So basically that means keeping up with the daily chores: one load of laundry (from start to finish), sweep/vacuum, make my bed, pick up things that are laying around (and the kids will clean up their things), and keep up with dishes.
I need to do a bit of food prep. This means cutting veggies for my veggie tray, and I will make an instant pot breakfast casserole. It won’t take very long. I also need to make dinner. Pasta and sauce in the instant pot and steamed veggies.
The self care things that I’m doing are: sleep in (till 9!), morning meds (buspirone, lithium, propranolol, lipitor, lexapro, and birth control that I take for my moods) and supplements (B-complex and Vitamin D3), blog (self care and meal plan), plan my week (in my Happy Planner!), and maybe nap :-). I am trying to drink more water so I have that with me through the day.
I also hope to play some games with the kids. I might go for a short walk.
Typically we go to church on Sundays, but when Robert works (every third Sunday), the kids and I stay home to rest and play. I have worship music playing all day.
What are your plans for self care today?