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Self-Care Activity List: 366 Ideas

8 Dimensions of Self-Care

Having trouble coming up with fun and interesting self-care ideas? Last year, I took on a self-care challenge. For each of the 366 days in 2016, I experimented with a new self-care activity and then blogged about it. What would you add to the list? Be creative and come up with your own bucket list of […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 351): Calling in the Professionals

hot water heater

On day 351 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I called a professional. Every homeowner knows that repairs and maintenance are part of the deal. It’s an inescapable reality – and they almost always come when you least expect them. Our hot water heater has been on its last leg for a couple of weeks. Sometimes […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 319): Maintaining Financial Harmony

A white piggy bank

On day 319 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I met with my financial adviser to maintain financial harmony. Change is one certainty that we can’t avoid. No amount of resisting, complaining about, or ignoring it will change that reality – and that’s why it’s essential to have a trusted financial adviser, someone who can help […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 267): Asking Questions

Epipen injector

On day 267 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I asked questions. It pays to ask a lot of questions. The truth is, many things in life aren’t what they seem on the surface; sometimes you have to dig deeper. Fortunately, asking questions has come pretty easily for me. As an only child, I notoriously asked […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 201): Window Shopping

On day 201 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I went window shopping. Back in my college days, a friend and I used to make trips to Target on a fairly regular basis. Instead of hitting the bar scene to blow off steam, we shopped. On most occasions, we would spend a couple of hours filling […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 154): Reviewing Finances

A white piggy bank

On day 154 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I reviewed my finances. At least once a year, my husband and I meet with our financial adviser to review the health of our finances. It’s a lot like visiting the doctor for an annual physical. We discuss the future, review our goals, and assess how well we’re tracking […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 134): Reading the Affordable Care Act

On day 134 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored how reading the Affordable Care Act in its entirety can be an act of self-care. The idea of an average American reading the Affordable Care Act in its entirety might seem a little outrageous. And after doing just that, I can confirm that it was. The […]

Top Self-Care Lists of 2016

Search Google for “self-care ideas” and you’ll find roughly 17,900,000 results. Fear not. We’ve scoured the first 20 pages to whittle the list down to the best of the best. Below, you’ll find our favorite 25 self-care lists. 1. In addition to our very own running list of self-care ideas (which is growing quickly as a […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 126): Building Skills

On day 126 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored building my writing skills by participating in the much-anticipated Nonfiction Writer’s Conference, an annual event hosted by the Nonfiction Author’s Association. Over the course of the three-day conference, I’ve been soaking in the wisdom of 15 different industry experts on a variety of topics ranging […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 104): Planning a Menu

On day 104 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored how planning a menu can impact my eating habits. I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve efficiency when it comes to recurring tasks like laundry, cleaning, running errands, cooking, and menu planning. But as much as I’ve learned to embrace these unavoidable chores, there are other […]