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Self Care Challenge 1/24/2020: Prioritize Me (i.e. Protect Health with down time)

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This has the old logo; it was created before Scent Reflections started.

Action: move slow and steady so that I protect myself from triggering more pain/flashbacks/panic attacks while also finishing my to-do list for today.

Intention: Prioritize my health and wellness today while also doing enough setting up at the new apartment to feel safe and comfortable.

Reflection: I feel safe and mostly comfortable in my new apartment. Finally have reliable and secure internet, so finished work tasks. Slept late. Rested between tasks. Only have to change sheets and shower.

So why do I feel like this was not successful? Not quite a failure, but something in between?

Maybe because it’s Chinese New Year’s Eve and I did not do any decorating or follow the celebration rituals this year. Maybe it’s because I am too hard on myself.

Either way, I did accomplish my intention for today. I took breaks, hydrated, ate, and checked off 4 out of 6 tasks on the to-do list.

Reflection Question: how do you cope with being too (insert word) on yourself?

Love and Rainbows ~ TJ

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