It is week 2 of the semester and I already find myself trying to get a hold of my Self-Care management. Balancing class, course work, field, research, and personal life is a huge challenge. What happens most often is that I am sure to complete and “check off” class, field work, readings, and papers while sliding Self-Care to the back burner. BUT, I’ve figured out 2 new Self-Care items I’m committing to for this semester:
Reading a NON SOCIAL WORK book every night for at least an hour (currently it’s Stephen King’s “Dolores Claiborne”) and to fit in some exercise. How do you fit in exercise while completing massive amounts of reading? I’ve discovered the sit-down/lay-back bike in my apartment complex’s gym: bike and read at the same time, GENIUS!
Embrace Self-Care, be creative with it, and practice it faithfully!