Self-Care Challenge Follow Up

Self-Care Challenge Follow Up

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And back to self-care…back in February when we challenged you to self-care bingo over the month of March and asked for shares, we didn’t necessarily expect that we’d be flooded with entries. However, it’d be a lie if I didn’t say did expect some… instead we got crickets.  

And that was disappointing. I’m not sure if this is because we are asking too much and offering too little; if it’s because self-care is personal and it feel weird to toot your own horn about taking care of yourself, or if we don’t have enough ideas on ways to try self-care–should we have started with something more basic like brushing your teeth and getting 7 hours of sleep?  (Maybe you’d be willing to send us a note about how you’d like to be better engaged?  Info@sel4ct.org In the mean time, we’re still going to keep at this newsletter and practice persistence and perseverance skills.)  So, while no one ever stepped forward to claim the two $25 gift cards, we did want to share what has been going on with self-care at “home.”

I recognize self-care has become a bit of a challenge in a few ways over the past year or so for a variety of reasons, but in reaching out to my co-workers at The CT After School Networkwhich powers SEL4CT, there were fantastic replies as to what self-care looks like.  Here are the ideas folks shared.  I hope you find their ideas inspiring and helpful.

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