Self-Care Progress

In 2008 I let many aspects of self-care slide, so I endeavor to do better this year. I didn’t make any resolutions. I just made a list of the appointments I had not accommodated last year and set out to get them scheduled and accomplished. As of this date I have achieved the following:

  • Eye exam (new Rx)
  • Dental cleaning (with the next one scheduled)
  • Mammogram (all clear)
  • Knee repair (in progress)
  • Annual exam/bloodwork (all fine)

The first quarter of the year hasn’t passed yet and I’ve done a lot! In fact, I don’t think I have any other major health issues requiring visits to professionals. I’m not due for a pap smear until next year, and all my immunizations are up-to-date.

Next on the list for self-care is to exercise more, lose some weight, and find a group with whom to meditate (perhaps the Kannon Do Zen Center). I also may, if our lives aren’t upended by moving chaos, manage to attend the Mother’s Plunge Retreat in June.

Somewhere in all of this exercising and meditating I will slip in the occasional knitting project, or a drawing or collage, perhaps a little poem writing, and as always, something to read.

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One Comment on “Self-Care Progress”

  1. Ambrosia Says:

    Glad to know you are making a commitment to yourself and taking care of business! Hope the healing is going well.