I’m just so excited that we are more than halfway through our summer self-care and me series! This has been an amazing self-care journey for me. I’ve learned how to hit pause, focus on myself and be in the moment. Beautiful moments have come out of slowing down to smell the roses. Rather you stop and smell the roses or complete a puzzle with your family, caring for you is essential. Consider how you have been feeling as a result of practicing self-care. I have been feeling pure bliss! I hope you flourish and enjoy your self-care journey. Happy flourishing butterflies! 🦋
Wow! Time has been flying butterflies! Welcome to week 4 of our summer series Self Care and Me! This week we are reflecting on and journaling about how we plan to use our self-care planner in our daily lives. I know since I started my doctoral program, I’ve had to become more intentional about planning time for my self-care activities. One thing that helps me is planning self-care activities with friends. Since my family is back on the east coast, my friends have become my chosen family. Who do you turn to for support in your self-care journey? How do you envision them fitting into your self-care plan? Happy growing butterflies! 🦋
It is week 3 of our summer series, Self-Care and Me! I hope you are finding self-care activities that are healthy and helpful! This week you will be marking the self-care activities you already do within the six areas of self-care and also activities you want to try. You can focus one all six areas or just one or two of the areas. It’s your choice! Happy discovering butterflies! 🦋
The six areas of self-care are
When considering how the self-care activities fit into a particular area, look at if it is improving that area of your life. For example, if I chose exercising as my self-care activity, that improves my physical state. If I chose writing in my journal to process my thoughts, that could help me psychologically (mentally). Reflect on what areas you currently work and want to work on soon. Until next time, happy discovering more about yourself butterflies!🦋
The Appearance stage
In this stage, you will reflect on your stress management tools and categorize them as healthy or unhealthy. Refer to page 3 and 4 to complete the Appearance Stage of your self-care planner and learn more about healthy and unhealthy ways to manage stress. Happy appearing butterflies! 🦋
Congratulations on starting the courageous journey! Happy growing butterflies!🦋
Congratulations! It takes a lot of courage to even inquire about your self-care! We at Bay School Counselor are proud of you! Over the next seven weeks, you will be embarking on your guided self-care journey! Each week we will be completing a stage in the self-care planner which is fillable and available in English and Spanish. Follow us on Instagram @bayschoolcounselorllc as we lead you on your self-care journey! Week 1 of our summer series, “Self-Care and Me” starts Monday, 7/5!
Check out the self-care planner stages below:
- Step 1: Seed Stage
- Step 2: Appearance Stage
- Step 3: Discovery Stage
- Step 4: Growing Stage
- Step 5: Flourishing Stage
- Step 6: Blooming Stage
- Step 7: Replenishing Stage
Psst…Counselors…Teachers, Come check out some amazing, free resources on student mental health! California Association of School Counselors (CASC) has worked tremendously hard to advocate the importance of mental health. CASC and ACR 68 (O’Donnell) Student Mental Health Week sets aside May 10-14 to emphasize how important mental health is important for the success of our youth. CASC has created a wealth of resources to share with our schools to create a safe and inclusive environment for students. This link has resources that can be shared with our student population, lesson plans and free workshops for our school counselors/staff to attend, and lesson plans to implement in the classroom.
Hello Fellow Butterflies!
We are super excited to announce our new self-care planners! They are available for free in English and Spanish. The planners are downloadable and fillable for easy use. What makes this self-care planner special is the in depth examination of your current practices and ways to move forward on your self-care journey. It also includes reflections and journaling! Visit https://bayschoolcounselor.com/self-care/. Questions? Use the contact tab to reach us!
Bay School Counselor Team 🦋