Monday, September 30, 2013
You've probably heard about the tradition among bloggers of writing every day during the month of October. Every single day for 31 days straight. Begun by the Nester several years ago, it's become a big event in the blogging world.
I participated in the 31-day challenge back in 2011, when I wrote every day about spiritual formation. Those writings formed the basis of a small book, A Spiritual Formation Primer, published by Renovaré. So that was certainly a good experience for me.
Last year I just watched from the sidelines as other bloggers took up the challenge. But this year I've felt led to participate once again.
So beginning October 1, I'll write every day for 31 days straight. My topic? Well, it's one I really need right now: Caring for Myself Body and Soul.
The term "self-care" gets bandied about a lot these days. I'm not sure, though, that many of us have ever really thought about what it means--or what it doesn't mean. I want to explore that.
One thing I'm sure about already: just like you, I'm a whole person. A body and an immortal soul. I can care for my body and neglect my soul, but that's not a good plan. Or I can tend to my soul and neglect my body, but that's not a good plan, either.
So this month will hold an exploration of caring for both my body and my soul. Some days the posts will be deep and philosophical; some days will be light; some will simply be oh-so-practical. But none of them will be much fun if I do this all alone. Won't you join me on the journey?
1: Why think about this?
2: Creating something beautiful
3: Practicing routine
4: Slowing down
5: Trying something new
6: Sunday soul care
7: Saying "no"
8: Cooking something just for fun
9: Not saving things for good
10: Showing grace at home
11: Taking care of my hands
13: Sunday soul care
14: Sending a package
15: Organizing my purse
16: Walking with a friend
17: Celebrating with the Grace at Home party
18: Reflecting on life and lifestyle
19: Saying thank you
20: Exchanging rules for guidelines
21: Relishing the accomplishments of others