Tag: self care

Take Some Time For You (#281)

A lot of my lists and messages talk about gratitude for others. It’s important but arguably the one thing more important than showing gratitude for others, is demonstrating gratitude for yourself.

Our bodies are in constant motion. We’re always working or moving and we need to take care of ourselves first and foremost. Take a day for you, show yourself some gratitude and take a break.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My Peer Mentor staff
  2. Mornings with my cat
  3. Warm blankets
  4. Irish breakfast tea
  5. Game day snacks
  6. Learning new things
  7. Introvert time
  8. Gratitude
  9. My fraternity brothers
  10. Weekends in Vermont
  11. Monopoly nights
  12. Sitting by the ocean
  13. Mac and cheese
  14. Phone calls with my dad
  15. Taco Tuesdays
  16. Time to journal
  17. Morning stretches
  18. A couple deep breaths
  19. My family
  20. Recliner seats in the movies
  21. A clean apartment
  22. My BSU omelette
  23. A warm towel
  24. Understanding and listening
  25. The here and now

As always, check out my first blog 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Went to the Pats last night with my friend Erika! What a game to be at and we had tons of fun.

To Be Honest… (#216)

To be honest, I’m exhausted. I’m staying up and writing this blog but having trouble making the list and reminding myself of the lessons I preach. I need to remind myself that I’m human, that self-care is important when I feel like this. I’m ready to go home. England has been an incredible experience and this summer has taught me so much. In a future blog, I’ll sit down and take the time to write about the lessons I’ve learned but for now, I’m just grateful to be here.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Sitting in the sunshine
  2. My audiobooks
  3. Second Chances
  4. Love and support
  5. FaceTiming with my cat
  6. The sound of rain
  7. Weekend hikes with my friends
  8. Time at the gym
  9. A couple of deep breaths
  10. New perspectives
  11. Patient teachers
  12. Handwritten notes and letters
  13. Calls from my dad
  14. Homecooked meals
  15. Learning from my mistakes
  16. Local Amherst pizza
  17. Teaching CORE again in the fall
  18. An empty campus
  19. Working Orientation in the summer
  20. Trailers before the movie
  21. Celebrating others
  22. Safe travels
  23. CLEAN WATER! Check out my project and see how you can get involved!

  24. Leaders of all kinds
  25. My family


As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.


Featured image is not my own but I can always appreciate a beautiful skyline from a high up place.