Commit to Self-Care in 2018

December 31, 2017


Happy New Year!  I love this time of year and hearing what everybody plans to do in the new year.  I often hear similar resolutions and many revolve around self-care.  This is probably not a coincidence.  As the year progresses, we tend to lose sight of our resolutions and get lost in various roles and responsibilities (i.e. mom, wife, teacher, etc.).  We have a tendency to push our own needs to the bottom of our to-do list.  The problem with this is that it leads to burn out, exhaustion, and apathy.  So, what can we do to make a commitment for continued focus on self-care in 2018?


Something that I have found to be incredibly helpful is to take time to consciously reflect on my self-care strategies on a regular basis.  I will schedule time once a month to do something just for me and take note of how I have been taking care of myself in that month.  I assess what's working (and what's not) and make any necessary adjustments to improve self-care the following month.  I also find that sharing my insights and new self-care goals with others helps to increase accountability and improve my motivation to commit to myself.


In order to assist community members in taking this dedicated time to re-focus on self-care each month, I am starting a series of monthly self-care workshops for community members and for mental health professionals to reflect on their own self-care strategies, engage in structured art-making, and set goals related to self-care.  I am excited to announce that the first self-care Saturday will occur on January 27th, 2018!  Check out the events page of my website to learn more about upcoming workshops.  I hope to see you there!   



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