Day 16: What does self-care look like to you?

Day 16: What does self-care look like to you?

This is a tricky one because I am not very good at self-care.

My neurodivergent brain does not know how to be still and calm and quiet. There are bees in my brain and they won’t shut the fuck up.

So self-care, for me, looks like different things on different days.

Playing on my trapeze.

Doodling in my notebook while reading.

Noise-cancelling headphones and a trip on the train.

A deserted beach at sunset with Joe; sand between my toes; watching where the water flows.

A bath, with a good book.

Dungeons & Dragons with my buddies.

Being kind to myself on a day when I just. can’t.

Over to you.

Set a timer for 5 minutes and think: what’s your self-care?

Is it time for some do you think?

Happy writing!



p.s.Connect with me on Instagram and share your experience with the community. Share your writing if you want to—we’d love to read it! Tag @tinybeetlesteps and follow the hashtags #moxieJUNE and #tinybeetlesteps

p.p.s. If Instagram isn’t your thing, you can also find me on LinkedIn and Twitter, and use those hashtags there too!

Notes in the Margin

Sign up below for regular emails on creative writing, indie publishing, and the wonders of books.