365 Days for Me

Day 319: Firstly, Happy New Year and all the best for the year ahead! I spent NYE in my PJs eating an Indian Takeaway and watching World’s Strongest Man.

In 2022 I’ve decided I’m going to do at least one thing FOR ME each day. It’s so important that we look after ourselves. Our Mental health. Physical health. Mind and body. Even the smallest gift to ourself each day can make a difference. We can’t care for others if we don’t care for ourselves!

Today I’ve been for a 5.5km run. Running is one of my favourite ways to switch off and unwind so I suspect it’ll regularly be my ‘go to’ for my daily self care. I haven’t actually ran beyond 5km in recent months so whilst it might not be much further physically it’s mentally a step forward as I aim to get back to 10km distances.

I hope I record at least one positive thing each day, all year – even when I’m ‘busy’ or feeling low. Especially when I’m feeling low. It could be Yoga, going for a walk, reading a chapter of a book, making some banana bread or listening to an old album I love. There are no rules. Just something that makes you smile and feel like you’ve accomplished something.

When I was in hospital last year I was in such a bad way mentally that just getting out of bed and having a shower was my daily goal. Then it was shower, make the bed, get some clothes on. Then it was shower, make the bed, clothed and compete a crossword! – There wasn’t much else I could do in isolation in my room!

Hopefully you will do something similar this year. We only get one shot at life so let’s give ourselves a head start each day.

What have you done for YOU today?

Author: Happy Daddy

A married thirtysomething Dad of two young daughters navigating my way through life a day at a time

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