I hereby decree April the month of self-care

I hereby decree August the month of self careApril is always a goodie – a four-day weekend for Easter, plus a three-dayer for Anzac Day!

After the madness that was March, and the annus horriblus that was most of 2014-2015, I’m really really hoping for a break. One chilled out month to regroup and replenish with soul-feeding things, like…

Regular runs

I’m rediscovering the beach/bush trails just a few minutes from home, the same ones my friends and I used to roam as teenagers. They’re so blissfully peaceful, with nobody else around – a world apart from civilisation yet just a few steps away.

Game nights

The flatmates are into games too, so we’ve had a few game nights already! I don’t have a TON of board games but so far Cards Against Humanity has been dominating. (We’ve worked our way through most of the cards now, though.)

Making music

I’m pretty sure I’m past the songwriting phase of my life, but I want to get back to learning some songs that have been on my wishlist forever. It’s a lot easier to pick up my guitar when there’s actually space to play, rather than having to manoeuvre it out of its case, cram myself into a corner between the bed and wall and sit right next to my amp.

Creative projects

Ever since Webstock a little corner of my brain has been wanting to start something.  What, I don’t know. But I can definitely start with things that I’ve been wanting to do but just haven’t been in the right headspace to do yet, like get some of our wedding photos printed and hung on the wall; make a photo album from our RTW travel photos; and a video montage of our travel footage.

Leisurely baths

Alas, the spa jets in the bath don’t seem to work, but even so, it’s an epic tub with ample room for one or two people. I foresee a trip to Lush in the near future to pick out cute stuff to make bathtime extra fun.

Happy Easter!

9 thoughts on “I hereby decree April the month of self-care

  • Reply Rhonda Albom April 2, 2015 at 22:58

    Sounds like it’s going to be a good April. It is certainly starting out with good weather.

  • Reply Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way April 3, 2015 at 01:47

    April is already here! I’m very excited for this month because we are going to have a vacation.

  • Reply Sense April 3, 2015 at 02:09

    Sounds like the move to the new place (with new people and more space and amenities) has done you a world of good! May it continue and April be amazing! 🙂

  • Reply Sense April 3, 2015 at 02:09

    Also–yep, I think I’m going to follow your lead on the April be nice to myself decree.

  • Reply Cait Flanders April 3, 2015 at 02:52

    Amen to this. Also, I’m jealous of all your long weekend-goodness. We only get tomorrow off. Hope you have a great month. 🙂

  • Reply Linda April 3, 2015 at 04:18

    Great idea! Nurturing yourself results in good things.

    I was just talking the other night about how I’d like to regularly play board games as a social activity and last night I sort of fell into a situation where I got to play Sorry! with a fun new group of people. I thought that was a great way for the universe to answer. 🙂

  • Reply Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank April 3, 2015 at 17:03

    Yay! April seems to be good in your case! Lots of things to enjoy like the long weekend, game nights, and music. Happy Easter everyone!

  • Reply Taylor Lee @ Engineer Cents April 4, 2015 at 01:02

    That sounds like a great April! Also, I know you didn’t ask, but if you’re looking for new board games I recommend Settlers of Catan. Beginner friendly, fun, though games can take up a few hours.

  • Reply Sachi April 22, 2015 at 02:34

    Hah! Loved this. I second you. April should be that month. Plus with taxes taken care of, and hopefully returns on your way, it should be the time.

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