Category Archives: Self Care Activity

My Beatles Birthday

One of my favorite songs is the Lennon/McCartney classic When I’m Sixty Four!

And it is especially poignant this year, as this IS my 64th birthday! (woo hoo) Which is why I call it my Beatles birthday…

I am most grateful for all of my years and have no problem stating, and owning my age. It is a milestone many have been deprived of experiencing. AND I have earned each and every grey hair, wrinkle, and creaky bone! So why not display them with enthusiasm!

A couple interesting things about this particular birthday is that number one, it is the second year in a row I have spent my birthday in a rehab/nursing home and it is the first I will NOT be allowed to spend it with family and friends due to the virus that has swept the planet. At least last year, I could have visitors and we partied heartily. Still, don’t cry for me Argentina! I have a smile on my face as I have figured out how to have an even bigger party than last year! For I have a way for everyone to join in and it won’t cause you to travel or cost a penny! I am asking everyone to hold a thought for me, to see and feel it as reality!

Yup. this is it!  HOME BY CHRISTMAS!  Everyone has to aspire to something and this is it for me!! Every time I cross your mind, smile, think this in your thoughts, and hold it in your heart! Your love and support is the greatest gift I could ever ask for and receive.

Heck, you can even ask others to join in; even those who have no idea who I am, they might enjoy it… 

S0 Eat the cake if you like (personally, I like banana cake with white frosting). Devour the ice cream if you dare (keep in mind I love vanilla bean). And raise the glasses in a toast (I will be chugging a cafe mocha). And help me celebrate my Beatles birthday from now until I take the ribbon off my front door and cross that threshold for the first time since July of 2019!  Thank you so much.

Love you all to the moon and back!

Annette Rochelle

 

 

 

September Has Been Self Care Month

 Wow, what an amazing 30 days this has been. Having an activity each day in which we could engage to show ourselves some love.

Why?  Glad you asked. Because…

 These are not difficult and in most cases, NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES!

 To recap, here are the 30 ideas that can be used anytime, all the time by anyone, anywhere.

MAKE A LIST OF ALL YOUR GOOD QUALITIES 

FORGIVE YOURSELF

BREATHE DEEPLY

DRINK WATER

STRETCH

LISTEN TO YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

EXERCISE

USE THE GOOD DISHES

SING

MOISTURIZE

KEEP A FOOD DIARY

STAY IN THE PRESENT MOMENT

WATCH A FUNNY MOVIE

SAY NO

GO FOR A WALK

WRITE YOURSELF A LOVE LETTER

TAKE A NAP

DINE BY CANDLELIGHT

SOAK YOUR FEET

READ A BOOK

THINK WELL OF OTHERS

MEDITATE

EAT WELL

DE-CLUTTER

GO TO BED EARLY

TELL A JOKE

DANCE

MAKE YOUR BED

GIVE YOURSELF A PEP TALK

 Thank you for participating, in whatever way you felt worked for you. Many shared the ideas (some shared everyday’s posts – wow) And others commented, sharing their experiences, hesitations and enthusiasm. All in all, this has been the start of something beautiful for each of us. The more we embrace SELF CARE, the better world becomes. It starts by us becoming the change we wish to see. Which takes us to be at peace with ourselves. This means we can all find a deeper happiness and that will allow us to attract “LIKE” energy. Yeah, it’s remarkable. If you ever want to check out each day, visit the CATEGORIES section of my blog here and look for SELF CARE ACTIVITY.

Peace out!

Annette Rochelle Aben

Self Care Activity Day 30

Day 30

TodayGIVE YOURSELF A PEP TALK

 Look directly into your eyes and build yourself up to face the day! Remind yourself that you are all that and a bag of chips, that you have mad skills and are a really cool person. Oh, be sure to begin and end with, “I love you” because that is what it’s all about!

Self Care Activity Day 29

Day 29

TodayMAKE YOUR BED

 Fresh sheets, plumped pillows and that beautiful duvet will be so inviting when you are ready to hit the sack!

Self Care Activity Day 28

Day 28

TodayDANCE

 Salsa. Rumba. Tap or waltz your way to the beat. Work up a sweat or be simply elegant.