Just a couple of journal thoughts this morning.
First, I’m done with Winter. We’re in the heart of Winter and it is COLD in Northern Illinois. This takes a toll on my body like few other things. If you live in the North you understand the type of bone chilling feeling that sets in, even typing in my journal is rough. The only thing that seems to help when the weather turns frigid is a good long soak in hot water. My self-care plan for today includes a hot shower to warm up, and then unplugging a bit.
Next, Time management is something that I need to get really good at, and fast. I have so much to do right now, aside from my job, and taking care of my family, setting up this blog well has become a priority. A million project journals of mine scattered about the house that I need to bring together and get organized. My goal is to figure out how to balance it all that doesn’t leave me feeling like death by bedtime.
Finally, I need to remember that self-care isn’t selfish, because if I don’t take care of myself I can’t possibly be successful at taking care of others. My resolution this new year was to take better care of my skin, and I think I’ve been doing a much better job than I have previously. I’ve started using a moisturizer regularly, and I feel like I already see changes in my face because of it. My skin feels softer to me, and it’s more plump beneath my eyes. The two spots of eczema that were bothering me also seem to be less inflamed. The hard part is remembering to take the time to include it in my routine, but it is keeping Winter dryness at bay.