13 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself Every Day.

Ideas presented by Lindsay Sibson. Elaborated into ideas and actions by Jody Jamieson. Authors of ideas are credited in the Notes of topics.

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1. 11. Make Time For PLAY

1.1. Ideas

1.1.1. Think of fun stuff.

1.1.2. Spend time with child.

1.2. Actions

1.2.1. Used weekend time to play with my son.

1.2.2. Acted spontaneously.

2. 10. Schedule ME TIME

2.1. Ideas

2.1.1. Find a good time slot.

2.1.2. Eliminate distractions

2.2. Actions

2.2.1. Used me time for accomplishing 6, 7, 12, and 13.

2.2.2. Used morning routine and evening time for ME.

3. 8. Stick To A SCHEDULE – Block Out Times You Do NOT Work

3.1. Ideas

3.1.1. Think about how to use time.

3.1.2. Think of how time is wasted.

3.2. Actions

3.2.1. Made schedule.

3.2.2. Stuck to schedule.

4. 1. Get Enough SLEEP

4.1. Ideas

4.1.1. Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

4.1.2. Set a half hour to wind down before bed.

4.2. Actions

4.2.1. Set Bed Time

4.2.2. Set Wake Time

5. 2. Wake Up SLOWLY

5.1. Ideas

5.1.1. Get up in enough time to slowly wake up.

5.1.2. Take time to attend to basic human needs.

5.1.3. Find comfortable place to relax.

5.2. Actions

5.2.1. Took half hour to accomplish ideas, in addition I used light therapy.

5.2.2. Took a half hour to accomplish #3 & #5

6. 3. START Your Day Off With Meditation

6.1. Ideas

6.1.1. Start with 5 minutes and work up to more

6.1.2. Practice breathing

6.2. Actions

6.2.1. Used ideas and started after wake up routine.

7. 4. MOVE Your Body – EXERCISE!

7.1. Ideas

7.1.1. Take work lunch to go for a walk.

7.1.2. Incorporate Yoga in the morning.

7.2. Actions

7.2.1. Took 15 min walk at lunch.

7.2.2. Took 15 mins for Yoga in the morning.

8. 5. Do YOGA

8.1. Ideas

8.1.1. Incorporate in the morning.

8.2. Actions

8.2.1. Accomplished as part of my morning routine after meditation.

9. 6. Keep A JOURNAL

9.1. Ideas

9.1.1. Gratitude list

9.1.2. Poetry

9.1.3. Daily mood journal

9.2. Actions

9.2.1. Used ideas to be creative

9.2.2. Kept several journals for each idea.

10. 7. EXPRESS Yourself – Write A Poem

10.1. Ideas

10.1.1. Love

10.1.2. Mood

10.1.3. Life

10.1.4. Positive

10.1.5. Yin/Yang

10.2. Actions

10.2.1. Used special journal to write poems.

10.2.2. Read books for inspiration.

11. 9. Talk To FAMILY And FRIENDS

11.1. Ideas

11.1.1. Use Skype

11.1.2. Call family and friends.

11.2. Actions

11.2.1. Talked to family with Skype.

11.2.2. Called an old friend to say hello.

12. 12. READ Something Fictional

12.1. Ideas

12.1.1. Free books on Amazon

12.1.2. Thrift shops for cheap books.

12.2. Actions

12.2.1. Read science fiction.

12.2.2. Re - read favorite books as a teenager.

13. 13. LISTEN To A Podcast

13.1. Ideas

13.1.1. Search for interests online.

13.1.2. Self help and inspirational casts.

13.2. Actions

13.2.1. Listened to motivational cast.

13.2.2. Listened to musical cast.

14. Daily Schedule for Weekdays.

14.1. Morning

14.1.1. 6-7 Morning Routine

14.1.2. 7-8 Breakfast with family and getting ready for work.

14.1.3. 8-8:30 Drive to work.

14.2. Day

14.2.1. 8:30 - 12:30 Work

14.2.2. 12:30 -1 Lunch

14.2.3. 1-5 Work

14.3. Evening

14.3.1. 5-6 Drive home and pick up kid.

14.3.2. 6-8 Family time.

14.3.3. 8-10 Me time

14.3.4. 10-10:30 Wind down for bed.

15. Weekends - Anything Goes :)

15.1. Family time.

15.2. Me time.

15.3. Call friends and family

15.4. Keep sleep wake schedule.

15.5. Reading and writing.

15.6. Music

15.7. TV & Computer

15.8. Hobbies.

16. 1-5 Morning Routine

17. 6,7,12, and 13 Me Time.

18. 8, 10, and 11 Scheduling.

19. Presented by Lindsay Sibson and elaborated by Jody Jamieson. See notes for authors of ideas.