Wednesday, September 30, 2015

31 Days of Self-Care - Introduction

I am so excited to announce that I will be participating in 31 Days again this year!

This will be my fourth year participating, which is kind of crazy to think about.  The first year I wrote about Intentional Living, year two was Back to Basics, and then last year was Preparing for Baby #3

I love the premise of the 31 Days project.  To pick a topic and write about only that for 31 days is a challenge.  Heck, writing anything for 31 days is a challenge, but then for it to be centered on one topic, it is a huge challenge.


When I thought about my 31 Days project for this year, honestly, I couldn’t think of anything.  Then I had a few minutes to sit down and think without interruption – that doesn’t happen a lot as a mom of three little ones.  While I was sitting, I realized that it was blissful, and that I needed to do more of it.

That is when my topic came to me – 31 Days of Self-Care.


For every day in October I will be writing about self-care.  Now, I don’t want you to think I am an expert in this area, I am most definitely not.  In fact it will be much more of a story, my story, and my journey to self-care with some tips along the way. 

I am really excited for the month, and I think I have some great content to share with you all. 

This blog post is going to act as a landing page for all of my 31 Days blog posts for 2015.  Each day I will come back and put up a link to the current days blog post.  I hope that you will join me!


33 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Looking forward to reading.

    xo,
    Esther
    the cuteness

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  2. As a mom, I totally forget to take care of myself (take a shower, brush my teeth, sit down, eat, etc.). I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror the other day and I yelped! It's time to start taking care of myself. This scraggly mama, needs your posts! I can't wait until tomorrow!

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    1. Yes! When you have little kids and are in the thick of it, it is so hard to take the time for yourself! Glad you will be joining us :-)

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  3. This is an interesting project. I really like your chosen topic.

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  4. Moms need to give themselves priority sometimes. This is a wonderful topic to spend a month on!

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  5. Hello, Fellow 31 Dayer! I'm looking forward to reading your perspective on self-care. It's a topic I've spent more time on in my own life this year. I'm writing 31 reflections of a first-time novelist. Looking forward to a great exchange of thoughts and ideas this month. Good luck!

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    1. I love your topic! Writing a book is a dream of mine...perhaps some of my self-care tips and your reflections will help me on my way!

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  6. I'm following your series, because I am so nice and kind to everyone else besides myself :) My series, incidentally, is 31 Days of Friendship :)

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    1. Yes! I definitely know this feeling :-) I can't wait to check out your series as well!

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  7. Hi! I found your blog through the Write 31 days link up. It's my first year participating and I'm also writing on self care this year! I have three little ones too, sounds like we have a lot in common. Happy writing!!

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    1. It is a great topic, and one I am enjoying writing about! Can't wait to see what you are saying on it :-)

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  8. I love the 31 Days idea! And I really love your topic; I think it's especially important as the busy holiday season approaches.

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your post has been pinned to the party's group board, and we hope you'll join us again next Tuesday at 8 EST!

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  9. I love the 31 Days idea! And I really love your topic; I think it's especially important as the busy holiday season approaches.

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your post has been pinned to the party's group board, and we hope you'll join us again next Tuesday at 8 EST!

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  10. What a great topic! I need to read through a few of these. With 6 kids, I don't get a lot of time to take care of myself. I'm stopping by from One Project at a Time.

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  11. That's a fantastic topic :) I can't wait to read all of the blog posts x

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  12. Self care is so HARD when you are a mom!!! The more kids you have the less energy you have left at the end of the day. I can't wait to read all of these posts because I struggle with self care too!! Thank you for posting!

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  13. This is very interesting. I look forward to reading the series.

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  14. Learning to take better care of myself and take some time to pamper. It's so important yet hard at the same time. Love the ideas you have listed!

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  15. Self care is so important and helps us feel better about ourselves. Hygiene is so important to me and regardless of how tired I am I will always carry out my routine.

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  16. What an awesome self care post! I totally love this and made sure to bookmark so I can go back to it for future reference. :)

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  17. I often put myself last. As a mom I feel like if everYone else is taken care of then its my turn. I know that's not how it's suppose to be, but it has been for me! - Jeanine

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  18. It's so important to make time for yourself, especially as a mom. Thanks for sharing the list

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  19. Day 26 - The Struggle is Real! is definitely my favourite.

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  20. My focus/goal for this year has been about self-care. I have not written much about it, but I will be sharing my successes and struggles in the area come January. I really believe that self-care is important.

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  21. I think this is a great idea and something I'd like to implement in 2016 myself. Day #12 would be my favorite! Saying NO is so difficult sometimes!

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  22. Good for you, you really are able to get a lot done during the holiday season!

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  23. I do like participating in things like this because it's nice to write the same thing as others, and then read what they had to say about the topic. I'm going to check out your Green Juice recipe now.

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  24. Self care is so so important! I feel like I don't take that time for myself nearly enough.

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