Self Care Sunday 4/9/22

Happy Sunday, friends! I haven’t been around the blog quite as much the last two weeks. Life has been busy! My lovely mother in law & sister in law came to visit (as well as brother in law and his girlfriend) so I got to enjoy some family time and girl time! I had two days of cardiac testing- stress test, echocardiogram, and a halter monitor. Then, last weekend I spent in Orlando with my sister for her bachelorette party! It was so fun celebrating my person and I’m so honored to be her matron of honor.

Two weeks of family, celebration, and cardiac tests left me exhausted. I loved seeing my family and celebrating my sister, but by the end I was having a lot of joint pain, chest pain and exhaustion. This past week I spent a lot of time resting. Now, I’m finally feeling better and ready to jump back in to blogging! I’m also really excited to be working on a new project for Nurses Supporting Nurses and I can’t wait to share with all of you! Alright, let’s get back to the point of this post- Self-care Sunday! Self care is very important around here. Occasionally on Sundays I like to share self care idea, journal prompts, and more to help encourage you to take care of yourself not only today but throughout the week.

Cook a Meal

The clean up and for some the cooking can be stressful, believe me, I know! But, if you are someone who enjoys cooking, cooking one of your favorite meals (or trying something new) can be a great form of self care.

Try a New Coffee Shop

Before we took my sister to the airport we stopped at a new to me coffee shop and it was so fun! I love trying new places, enjoying a good cup of coffee or tea, and changing up my scenery for a bit.

Declutter a Space

We did some extra cleaning before family came to visit, and while we still have more to organize and clean, it felt so nice to have things like my nightstand and kitchen table clean and organized! Taking on your whole home is overwhelming, but choose one small task to tackle. For example- your bathroom cabinet or your bedside table.

Take a Mental Health Walk

Mental health walks will forever be one of my favorite forms of self care. Taking time to go on a walk- alone, with a friend or spouse, or my favorite- with a dog has a variety of health benefits including lowered blood pressure and lowered anxiety and depression. To change things up- go to a local nature trail or state park for your walk.

Join Our Support Group

The Nurses Supporting Nurses support group is open to all healthcare workers looking for a safe place to come as you are and find community and support. We meet every Wednesday at 8pm EST on Google Meet. The group also includes a weekly self care email with journal prompts and other self care tips. We would love to have you join us. For more information or to sign up, check out this blog post.

This list is just to help you get started, please do whatever works for you! I encourage you to not only practice Self Care Sunday, but pick one small way to practice self care every day this week. Schedule it if you need to to ensure you do it. Put it on the calendar. Even if you are working. Your body and mind will thank you for it!

How will you practice Self Care Sunday? Share below!

Check out this blog post to see some of my favorite self care products:

Self Care Sunday

For journal prompts and guided deep breathing (both excellent forms of self care) check out this blog post:

Self Care & Reflection





1 thought on “Self Care Sunday 4/9/22”

Melissa Weaver

Excellent ideas for self-care!❤️

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