Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Emergency Self-Care Kits

Self-care is never a selfish act - it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.
~Parker J. Palmer

Wellness Wednesday always kind of stumps me, because it seems like wellness is so very personal that I don't know what I can say that will apply across the board. So I chase my tail, trying to figure out what to share. Of course, since we can always customize our wellness care, I should stop worrying so much... :-)

This week, I am thinking about (personalized) emergency self-care kits.

When I get stressed, I tend to try to change my breathing, maybe give myself a hand massage, and visualize letting go of my tension. None of those things are ones I need to "carry," which is handy because I have them with me all the time.

As far as tangible items, I would say Trader Joe's gingermints, Library of Flowers hand cream, lavender essential oil (the person in the video and I have that in common), and this facial massage doodad are probably four of my favorites. What would you put in your kit?


Keri said...

In a stroke of serendipity, while looking through a notebook (that showed I've been dealing with the same issues for 2+ years), I found a list: "Ideas for Practicing Radical Self-Care." Mine are not all tangible items -- proper sleep, exercise, reading for pleasure. My favorite is likely "Occasional high-quality treats." Translation: chocolate. :-)

Tabatha said...

A hearty, back-slapping YES for your list! What are your favorite kinds of chocolate? (I would also add tea to mine, but I figure that goes without saying...)

Jone said...

Love This! I would have water, dark chocolate, tea, ginger candies, and set aside time to nap. The quote by Parker Palmer is great.

Tabatha said...

A Venn Diagram of our self-care kits would be nearly a perfect circle, Jone!

Amy LV said...

I like that head tingle massager! And oils. Rose or jasmine or any kind of lovely-smelling oil to rub into my hands and neck. And tea in a nice mug. Beeswax candles. xxx