Your Promise to Take Care of Yourself

This coming Wednesday, Penn State scheduled another “Wellness Day.” Students might use the day any way they wish as they take a break from classes.

My Name Game today involved the promise they would make to the class about how they intended to take care of themselves on Wednesday. I know that stating our intentions and having some accountability often makes us more likely to uphold our promises.

“So what will you do? What’s your promise to us about how you’ll take care of yourself?”

Hiking, going on picnics, sleeping, going for a run, meditating, watching 80’s movies, cooking, getting a hair cut (that was mine!), laying in the sunshine, painting, starting a novel. . . 

If you had a day just to take care of yourself, what would you do? It’s a great question to journal about, tell someone about, and then do.


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