Let’s talk about YOUR self-care

I’ve talked before about how my own self-care is a bit less about posh shower gel and a bit more about trying not to eat an entire jar of Nutella at a single sitting. My perfect self-care scenario involves someone else looking after the children for a weekend, just so I can hear myself think, have prolonged uninterrupted conversations with Pete during daylight hours, maybe go for a walk in the woods, and lie on the sofa reading books all afternoon, just like the old days. Bliss. But what about your self-care?


I’m writing again

November is here, and with it, the annual phenomenon of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). My self-care book isn’t a novel, but NaNoWriMo’s extra accountability means I knuckle down and get the words on the page in a way that doesn’t really happen as well otherwise. (Yes, I’m an obliger.)

So as I get my thoughts on self-care and adoptive parenting into the form of Actual Chapters, I’d love to hear more about you and your own challenges, solutions, and ideas.

If you could go back in time to your own adoption preparation group as a guest speaker and give them (and yourself) advice about self-care, what would you say?

What is it that you want from your self-care?

I’d really like to have some more conversations about what self-care looks like for you. If you haven five minutes, you could tell me via a quick survey. You might have seen it before, but it’s been a while, so if you haven’t or can’t remember, please have a look. You’re also welcome – as always – to leave comments on this post or to talk to me on Twitter or my Facebook page.

Take the self-care survey

What do you think?

Do you think there might be a difference in what people want from self-care depending on whether they are extrovert or introvert? Male or female? Single or in a couple? Have younger or older children? I find the whole subject really interesting and would love to continue the conversation, so please respond below with your ideas!

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