Things Everybody Should Do For Themselves At Least Once A Month
It might be challenging to complete every task on our to-do lists when life is simply too busy. We frequently have a task that is hovering in the background of our minds that we know we should definitely complete but are far too overwhelmed to do so. Not all hope is gone, though. Making a monthly checklist is a terrific method to stay organised. This monthly checklist would essentially include everything you need to accomplish at least once per month to take care of yourself (and your life).
Here are eight self-care activities that everyone should perform at least once per month.
- Review the month just passed – Consider what worked, what didn’t, and what you’d like to do heading into the following month as you look back on the prior one. If you remember to record your responses to these questions, this will work best for you. Reflection is crucial because it forces you to become more conscious and present by disabling your autopilot. You can work towards better, more effective ways to live your life by addressing what isn’t going according to plan. And you can maintain that momentum by recognising what is working well.
- Plan a ‘life admin’ day – This is best done at the start of the month and is a full day devoted to completing those pesky to-do list tasks that come under ‘life’. Consider setting aside time to schedule essential meetings, evaluating your spending plan, and arranging all of your files—both digital and physical. You can manage everything for the upcoming month by setting aside one day for “life admin” tasks.
- Choose one behaviour to adopt or to break – Habits define us. Choose one habit you want to start doing each month, or pick one you want to stop doing. You’re more likely to succeed in your efforts if you only concentrate on one habit at a time.
- Set aside at least one day each week to do nothing at all. Resting is not being lazy; it is vitally necessary. Make sure you set aside at least one day each week to accomplish virtually nothing. You merit a rest. You merit some sleep. You should give yourself some alone time.
- Get together with a close friend or family member you’ve been meaning to see (but haven’t) – Your relationships are crucial. Make the effort to meet up with at least one person you’ve been meaning to see but haven’t every month. Making time for connection is one of the finest ways to recenter yourself and feel more grounded. It will also strengthen your connections.
- Make a backup of your digital life – When was the last time you did this? Exactly. It should be carried out once every month.
- Conduct a thorough cleaning of your home. This can be done on a day designated for life administration, but be sure to set aside one day each month for this. Use this deep clean as an opportunity to do duties like cleaning the oven, the baseboards, the microwave’s interior, and other lingering cleaning chores in addition to your usual cleaning routine.
- Finish the one task that will only take 30 seconds that you have been putting off – Yes, the particular item that’s on your mind as you read this. Do it at once. Do the next item you’ve been putting off the following month.
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At our women’s only gym in Melbourne, we know how important it is to prioritize self-care and make time for it in our busy lives. We love the idea of creating a monthly checklist to help stay organized and ensure that we’re taking care of ourselves and our surroundings. These eight self-care activities are great suggestions, and we especially appreciate the emphasis on reflection, rest, and connecting with others. We also congratulate the author on the publication of their book, “Resilience,” which is sure to be a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their mental and emotional health.
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Thank you and good luck
This is a great list.
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Thank you Nicole.
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