Self Careathon: Day Thirty

Day Thirty: Appreciate

I appreciate a lot of thing, but right now I appreciate YOU!  If you stuck around for the past 30 days then you are the hero of this story.

I more shocked that I actually made it all the way through the 30 days.  And yes I fully realize that I didn’t post Day 24 on the 24th, but there is a reason.  It was still fun to make it through this. Some of these things really made me think.

Thank you again or sticking around, I truly appreciate you!

Self Careathon: Day Twenty-Nine

Day Twenty-Nine: Soothe

There are so many things and ways to soothe them.  The three that I can think of off the top of my head, is my skin, my soul and my mind.

Soothing my skin is the easiest.  Lotion, lots of lotion and no humidity or heat.  Showers are also soothing to my body, but the best thing is lotion.  Like I said super simple.

Next would be my mind.  Music is my usual go to.  Listening to something that is, to me, calming.  ‘Everything I Wanted’ by Billie Eilish, ‘Drift’ by Emily Osment, ‘Fallout’ by Marianas Trench and ‘Broken’ Trisha Yearwood version are just a few.

The hardest is my soul.  When my soul is at its lowest a few of the things that help are Ben and his blanket and Boz.  Lay in bed, not always to fall asleep, but it’s easier to just lay there and breathe.

Self Careathon: Day Twenty-Eight

Day Twenty-Eight: Time

I feel like I never have enough time, but I have the same 24 hours that everyone else has.  I just don’t seem to manage my time that well.

I know that part of it is that I can’t always do what I want because of my back.  But there several days where I just don’t do what I need to do.  I can get a lot of stuff done in those days, but most of it won’t be the stuff that I was supposed to be doing.

I have a panner and I use it (not all the time), but I need to get better at using it.  I love being able to mark off the things that I have done.  I try to plan my weeks on Sunday evenings or Monday mornings.  Some times I’m a little late, but I do try to keep a regular schedule for planning my week.

I need to work on that.

Self Careathon: Day Twenty-Seven

Day Twenty-Seven: Dream

Dreams.  There are so many different kinds of dreams.  Some good, some bad.  Now before you go forward and get mad at the categories that I have listed, I AM NOT AN EXPERT.  I can only tell you what I have experienced and what I call them.

Dream Type #1: Life Dreams.

Life dreams are what I call the dreams that you have planned for your life.  You want to be a teacher?  You go to school, all of it, do your training hours, find a job and teach.  It will take several years, but if that’s your dream, go for it!  I personally don’t have any major dreams in this category, because when I had something that I wanted to do, I was always told that, that wasn’t a good choice or that I wasn’t smart enough.  So I quite having life dreams outside of wanting to be happy.

Dream Type #2: Day Dreams/Absents.

I suffer day dreams a lot, I always have.  My mind just wonders in to a different place that isn’t present in the specific time you’re in.  Day dreams don’t have any significance, that I can remember and can vary from what your next meal is to just starting at something and being completely absent.  I have had both.  Usually the starting and being absent is the one that I deal with.

Dream Type #3: Dream Dreams.

Real original name I know, but these are the ones that you have when you’re fully asleep, the ones that you never seem to remember  and if you do, it’s only bits and pieces that you can’t really put together.  They may or may not have a meaning.  Usually of I remember any part of these dreams, it’s the parts that happened right before I wake.  I still remember a select few.

Dream Type #4: Pre-sleep Dreams.

I know that may sound weird, but these are the dreams that you can control, based on what you’re thinking before you fully go to sleep.  I’m not really sure what they are actually called and that’s the best way I know to describe them.  They are the dreams before you fall asleep.

Dream Type #5: Nightmares.

This is one that a lot of people have, that I have been lucky enough to not have that many.  I can only remember having maybe 6 or 7 over my life time.  But these are the types of dreams that wake you from your sleep.  They don’t wake you, they scare you awake.  Where you’re trying to catch your breath and looking around to figure where you really are.  Those are no the funnest dreams to have.  I credit my dream catchers (above my head board) to night having bad dreams.  And yes I’m fully aware that may sound crazy to some, but to me they work.  I have used one since I was a child.

I’m sure some people know what a dream catcher is, they are very popular in modern culture.  I don’t know if people know how they actually work or what they are for besides looking pretty, getting a tattoo or putting a sticker on their car.  But when we made them in elementary school that they are from the Native American culture.  They were used for when people would sleep, as a person slept, the dream catcher would catch all the bad dreams.  When the sun would rise it would evaporate the bad dream to no longer be there.  I couldn’t find a better word than evaporate, but that’s what the sun does.

Self Careathon: Day Twenty-Six

Day Twenty-Six: Hug

Hugs are one of the most emotionally relieving things that you can have.  One hug can erase a bad day, or a bad week.  It’s just kind of holding to someone and everything that’s been threatening to boil over…. and that hug just takes it all.  Long hugs, short hugs.  Pending person, your person.

A hug can just take all of that out of your body, no words needed.

Hugs are just that powerful.