Self-Care Challenge (Day 345): Not Making Plans

A fire burning in an old wood stove

As I continue to explore self-care this year, I’m learning a lot about myself in the process. What refills my cup? What do I need to be at my best? Which of the endless self-care activities are truly restorative and which are depleting?

Answering these questions has helped me develop an ongoing self-care practice that gives me a greater sense of balance. It keeps me focused on what’s most important, sifting out the distractions. It helps me say ‘yes’ to things that align with my inner truth, and ‘no’ to things that have a negative impact on my health.

Yesterday, not making plans was my daily act of self-care. It felt so nice not to have a lengthy to do list that required me to run errands, clean the house, or go shopping. Instead, I enjoyed sitting by a warm fire and watching movies with my husband.

As an introvert, I have found that planning ahead to not make any plans is one of the kindest gifts I can give myself.

What refills your cup?

Stacy Fisher-Gunn
Stacy Fisher-Gunn

I'm a Self-Care Coach, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Author, and Founder of Living Upp. This community is a reflection of my desire to create an inspiring gathering place for people who want to explore self-care and live up to their fullest potential.

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