Self-care week day 3

Hello dear readers,

I didn’t sleep well last night, very restless, not sure why. It’s such a lovely sunny spring day today, it’s hard to feel down when the world is such a beautiful place. I started this morning with a healthy breakfast of muesli, yoghurt and a satsuma, and then did 30 minutes of piano practice. I started teaching myself piano on a keyboard last January and am halfway through book 1. My playing came to a bit of a standstill from around autumn last year but I’m determined to start up again.

Yesterday I achieved all my self-care goals for the day, in addition to ticking off my weekly gardening goal.

  • gym/swim ✔
  • knitting ✔
  • gardening ✔
  • physio exercises ✔
  • drawing/colouring ✔

I did my longest ever cross-trainer session at the gym (25 mins, 3.7km) and tried a brief run on the treadmill before doing 20 lengths in the pool. My foot sprain is much better but running is still not an option yet.

Goals for the week:

  • eat 3 nutritious meals each day, including 2 fast days
  • choose and start next craft project ✔
  • keep to all social engagements
  • practice piano, minimum 3 x 30 minutes
  • gardening, minimum 2 x 60 minutes ✔

Having spent a couple of hours tidying up the garden over the past two days, I feel very motivated to plan my vegetable beds and go and buy the seeds etc. So, I will probably do that this afternoon.

Yesterday evening I decided on the below goals for today, but having thought about it (probably when I wasn’t sleeping) I’m going to amend a couple

(2. pet other’s animals in public, not sure about this one, but I’ll try!) Alternative, have a conversation with a stranger.
11. sit outside and stare at the sky,
28. pick up a new book that you’re excited about, treat yourself to a new flavour of tea (I have too many unread books already)
47. blast music that matches your mood,
50. use a nice scented lotion.

Today is going to be an awesome day, I feel it deep in my heart.

K x ❤


10 comments on “Self-care week day 3”
  1. Hello,
    I’ve been nominated for VBA award and I’d like to nominate you too. I hope you don’t mind.
    Best regards,

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    1. Karen says:

      Congratulations and thank you so much x 😍

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      1. You’re welcome 🙂

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  2. I truly enjoy everything you post! Thanks for sharing! I just nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

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    1. Karen says:

      Aw thank you, very much appreciated. 😍

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  3. ashleyleia says:

    Mmm, new tea flavour sounds lovely. I pet other people’s animals in public pretty regularly; I find furparents are usually happy when people get excited about their furbabies.

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    1. Karen says:

      That’s true, tbh I haven’t encountered many pets today but I’ll leave it on my list for another day!

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  4. It’s taken 3 days…but today I’m going to write down my goals. I’m working on a project other than self care but the concept is the same. I need to get refocused. I feel like I’m jumping all over and not accomplishing what I want to accomplish. Thanks for your motivation!

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    1. Karen says:

      Sometimes we all need a little focus!

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  5. indishe says:

    Liked your amendments😊

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