Self-Care September – Week Five

Self Care September Tracker

Sunday, September 27 – Take a nature walk around your neighborhood. Take photos and post your favorite one on this Padlet. Some inspiration: spiderwebs, leaves, mums, pumpkins, squirrels, pinecones, birds, streams, trees.

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Monday, September 28 – It’s Mindfulness Monday again! Let’s try a grounding activity to get in touch with the present moment. All you need is a piece of candy or a cough drop. This is called 5-4-3-2-1. It is useful for anxiety so it is good to practice it so you can use it when you need to. Place your feet flat on the floor, hands on your lap. Take a deep, cleansing breath. Look around and notice five things you see. Next, notice four things you feel — your body on the chair or your feet on the floor are two things you might notice. After you have done that, notice three things you can hear. Next, notice two things you can smell. Now, place the candy or cough drop in your mouth. Think about the flavors you are tasting. How do you feel?

Tuesday, September 29 – Today is National Coffee Day! Did you know that people who drink coffee have less incidence of liver disease? Enjoy a cup of coffee or decaf (maybe with some pumpkin spice creamer?) outside, first thing in the morning. Enjoy the serenity of the morning and nature.

Wednesday, September 30 – Workout Wednesday (A Harvest Moon Walk) – The moon is full, or almost full, anyway. The moon will rise at 6:52 p.m. today so if you set out at 6:30 p.m., you will have a nice, twilight walk before it gets dark. 

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
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