Self-Care Challenge (Day 297): Being

70's little girl with pigtails sitting on a gold recliner

On day 297 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored being, a challenging task for a doer.

Being – or experiencing life without the pressures that come along with living – is what I chose as my self-care practice yesterday.

Being is something most of us take for granted. We forget that our time here on earth is finite, that it will come to an end at a time and place that is beyond our control, and that the precious moments we have been gifted are intended to be used for more than simply paying our bills and buying more stuff.

Being true to myself, without getting preoccupied by what others think I should be, and without the unrealistic expectations that I often place on myself for what I think I should be either – that is what I chose to devote time to yesterday.


I have to admit, it felt really nice to just be me – to not get caught up in the musings of my brain, and my to do lists, and all of the should that I’ve imposed on myself.

Sitting in stillness quietly was calming and therapeutic, both physically and spiritually.

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