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  1. Thank you for this post, Love the list and will print out these great reminders!

  2. Good advice. Like most people, I was taught to take care of others at the expense of myself. And then I am a Enneagram 2. But I am learning to care for myself. And sometimes it is taking care of my thoughts and emotions and observing my beliefs and correcting them more than reading a book or walking in nature. Because I am pretty good at the latter, (usually after I have taken care of others) but not as good at the former.

  3. Love this! Such a gift to be able to give myself grace as a self care option! To stop and thank God this “self” that he made and to have an action plan to do so…. that is even better!

  4. Maureen Wright says:

    This was fabulous and exactly what I needed to hear! Thank you so much for this wonderful content that speaks to my sensitive and strong soul! I enjoy almost all the activities on your list btw! 😊.

  5. Cheri,
    Thanks for putting this list together, and for your blog. I am paying more attention to the importance of self-care. “Self-care” used to sound selfish to me; now I look on it as essential. It enables me to better meet the demands of life.

    All these suggestions are so good. I have one I’m trying harder to practice: giving God my complaints. Running a list of complaints in my head gives me a critical, ready-to-bite-someone’s-head-off attitude. I’ve noticed I get physically sick after I do that ( sinus headache, cold). I no longer believe it’s a coincidence. Many of the complaints are about things I don’t have control over. So the best thing I can do is pray about them, and leave the outcomes to God. If I can do something about them, He’ll let me know.

  6. Thank you!!! I love your blog and I needed this reminder. (Especially as I head into the holidays.) Definitely going to use this list and do as you suggest. Here are two more things I would add to my list. Spend time playing my piano (I’ve been taking lessons for a year.) And dont overbook myself in November and December.
    Blessings ❤️

  7. Cheri, I have never taken the time to let you know how much I appreciate you. Your blog, podcast and books are all so very helpful to me. I just received your new book “You Don’t Have to Try So Hard” and could hardly put it down! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us.