Checklist: Are you taking care of yourself?

8/13/2015


Here's a simple check list I've made (also for myself) to remind yourself whether you're taking care of yourself or not. I'm bringing this back because many of my new readers haven't yet read it on my old blog.

So what do you do with this?

All you have to do is mentally tick the things listed that you actually do (be honest) and proudly pat yourself on the shoulder as you do and think about the things you don't do.

And don't just think about them, try to do those things, I swear these help me balance out my life and become confident with myself and with how I deal with things. 

Here we go. 


1. Be a morning person once in a while! 


So you can start your day early, being super productive. Read the newspaper, do some yoga, take your time making a good breakfast and drink tea - after that no running late, no stress, no feeling behind!

2. Feel


You're not a weak person if you break down once in a while. Don't let those demons and negative feelings eat you alive while you try and put a brave face on. Feel - embrace the sadness, the anger, the frustration, lean into your fears, talk about your weaknesses. Don't be ashamed. You're just human after all. 

3. Write a journal


You can buy a pretty notebook or write your journal online, whatever. The great thing is that you can vent and rant about everything you want. No bleeps, curse words allowed. It's your space. No one will know, no one will read. And sometimes you'll be able to reflect on events differently than you did before and maybe even find some solutions. It can be so eye-opening. It happens to me all the time.

4. Stop rushing to the next best thing


Celebrate your accomplishments, may they be big or small, with rewards (again, may they be big or small). Be proud of yourself a little longer, think of your mini-successes a bit more often, it shows and it gives you those peachy cheeks! 

5. Work on your weaknesses


Be brave and reasonable, find the courage to dissolve them. Don't ignore what you can't do and what you're afraid of doing. One day, possibly, you'll have to face whatever it is you're fearing. There is nothing you can't do, some things take practice, some things take studying. There must be a reason why you can't do this or that - find it, work on it. Either way, there's no definite barrier, so don't treat your weakness as such. 

6. Take care of your body. 


Take the condition of your body seriously. Listen to your body. Eat mindfully, you don't need to count any calories or whatever else there is to count, you do what you want your body to feel like. Don't be dehydrated. You can even start taking cold showers, I found that it does wake you up and betters your condition. I might write another blog post about exactly that. 

7. Practice saying no. 


There are lots and lots of people who keep saying yes, either because they're nice or just for the sake of something, but not actually because saying yes to a certain offer serves their values. I don't know if you're one of these but I know I am. So say yes to what YOU want, say no to what you don't want and you won't feel as if you've chosen the wrong things. 

8. It's okay if you don't know. 


Sometimes we ask ourselves questions and beat ourselves up for not knowing the answers right away. Spoiler alert: It's alright not to know the answers! Stop being so hard on yourself for not knowing something, be confident with what you do know. You see, your surroundings help you grow, so go with that flow and allow yourself to watch and learn in your own pace. 

9. Stop overthinking and overanalysing. 


People and things are freaking confusing, I get it. I always get exhausted because I overthink and overanalyse every little damn detail. You really just need to wait for answers or ask for them if you're confused, instead of assuming things that could be absolute bull. I know it's hard but this step would save so much energy. You just sit and wait for an explanation if someone's upset you, be sure of what you need and want to know, get their explanations, then you'll be clear about what you want to happen next. 

10. Move on. 


My life now is as it is because of events in the past. Smaller or bigger ones. All those events in the past made my who I am today, made me weaker and stronger. But some memories kind of block my process of maturing. And those are the painful ones, mostly. Or even the ones that are irrelevant but hurt every time I recall them. Ehem, exes for example. Those are the ones you have to accept the way that they turned out. And then you focus on the present, the what-you-have and what-you-need and what-you-do, and the future. Don't waste your time crying over "I should've"s and "Why didn't I"s. 


That's all there is for now. Have a nice week! 

From a girl that cares about you,
Arden.

38 comments

  1. This is beautiful! Hope you have an awesome Friday!

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    1. thank you! and same goes to you :-)

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  2. Great tips and motivation :)

    Sarah x
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    1. thanks, I hope these were sort of helpful x

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  3. Yes to every point here, except taking cold showers. Ha!! I've tried it and I shivered severely. Lol!!
    Great post, beautiful. Thanks for the motivation. :)

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    1. I didn't like it at first either but now that I sweat 24/7 because it's too hot around here, I got used to it and it is refreshing x

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  4. Such a beautiful post! I am a morning person as I have to wake up at 6 every week day and when I want to sleep a bit longer at the weekend I end up waking at the same time *sigh*

    Have a nice week/weekend xx

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    1. oh my, I have the same problem! that's so annoying haha

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  5. absolutely fantastic post. reading it makes me feel healthier already(: even though i only do about half of these things. i swear i think about the other half haha. i've been doing a lot of working on myself lately, and it gets tough, but this is a nice little push. thank you.

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    1. i'm glad i'm being helpful here <3 good luck, i'm sure you're doing great!

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  6. This was the perfect thing to start off my morning reading. Thank you!
    I agree with all of these, esp to work on your faults. Some people can't take criticism or are too hard on themselves. I think the perfect in between is addressing your faulting and figuring out how to make them better.
    xx, Pia

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    1. i couldn't agree more, tbh! very true words. thanks for reading <3

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  7. Wonderful post, a great read. Thank you.
    Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. ayee thank you, a great weekend to you to :-)

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  8. I love this so much. All of these things are so so SO important. I have recently started working in a journal and I have really liked it. Helps me record little memories. Celebrating the little things in life is so healthy too.

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

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    1. thank you for reading & i love writing journals. and i agree, celebrating the little things is so important <3

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  9. Love this list, definitely bookmarking it! Unfortunately, I'm doing the opposite of about every one of these - definitely time to make some changes.

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    1. thank you, i'm glad i could help <3 take your time, you'll do well :-)

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  10. If I might add one more point to your (already beautiful) list - I think it really all boils down to trusting that we are on the right path. I've found it so difficult in the path to believe unshakeably that whatever I'm doing is worth it and that all of the bad days will pay off - but the universe is built on the faith that everything will turn out okay in the end, and it is so utterly important that we remember that.

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    1. this is actually so accurate. i have never really thought of that like in my mind i felt that way for so long but i never put it into words. wonderful addition!

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  11. Is it ok if I start tearing up reading this post? you are such an amazing blogger! thank you so much for sharing:) Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

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    1. omg why'd you tear up awh? <3 thank you so much for saying that! and sure i'll pop over in a bit x

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  12. Such a beautiful post!
    Have a good day!
    Ptysiablog

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  13. I been following your blog for a while now and I love it !!! You are doing an amazing job keep it up :)

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    1. i followed you on bloglovin, I hope you follow back dear :)

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    2. aw i'm glad it did. thanks for reading!

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    1. you're more than welcome. thanks for reading <3

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  16. Okay I just came across your blog and all I can say is WOW you are so wise beyond your years. If I could've figured most of these stuff out at 18 I would have enjoyed a lot more that life had to offer. I loved reading through this, there are a lot of things that I am working on and it's refreshing to see others view similar things. Definitely has me feeling motivated for the upcoming week!

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    1. omg thank you so much for your kind words! they definitely made my day. c: i am glad i could motivate your for the upcoming week! <3

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  17. Definitely loving this post! :) Really helpful especially for those who are having a hard time taking care of themselves. :)


    xx www.jhanzey.net

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  18. Such an amazing post, thanks for sharing! <3

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    1. well thank you for reading & you're welcome c:

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  19. This has really given me something to think about doing :) Thank you for the tips i am really going to start to do some of these!

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