Theme Reveal. #ATOZChallenge

Theme Reveal. #ATOZChallenge

 

After last year’s A to Z blogging challenge, I remember being in a dilemma. It had been an exciting month of drawing the letters of the alphabet, writing posts and visiting blogs. But, it had also been an exhausting month of writing and reading posts and replying to comments in time!

I had several ideas floating around in my mind about what I could choose for a theme for A to Z 2019, and at the same time, I was wondering if I would participate at all for all the burnout it could cause.

But, here I am!

You can’t keep a writer from writing, can you?

So, last month, while I worked on creating pins for Pinterest, an idea struck me about how I could blog about a topic that was tailor made for my niche. I jotted down a few points as and when I could and came up with:

 

THE A TO Z OF SELF-CARE

 

Self-care usually figures at the bottom of our priority lists. What with our family, job and Life taking centre stage, we hardly find time to indulge in ourselves, take care of ourselves.

I have been a witness to how my mom, my sis-in-law and so many women in my life hardly find time for themselves. And, if they do,  they feel guilty of spending it on themselves.

I understand how difficult it is making time for oneself in a packed schedule. But, it’s a necessity doing something just for oneself, even if for half an hour. It’s the welcome break women need, their mental health needs. And, if one is mentally healthy, one can find peace and happiness in every situation. That’s something I have learned over the past so many years.

Looking after our own well-being isn’t something one does once a month and then forgets about it. It’s something one needs to practice on a daily basis, without any kind of guilt hanging over one’s head.

Hence, this April A to Z blogging challenge, I will be sharing 26 ways to self-care in easy, doable ways, about things that, generally, get sidelined over other more “important” ones.

The posts will be short, quick-reads, with tips that will help you IF you treat them as RULES and promise to abide by.

It might sound like I am giving an ultimatum of sorts to you women out there about how you ought to follow my tips, or else….! But, trust me, girls, if we don’t care for ourselves, no one will. Ever.

For these 26 days, I will be sharing some ‘Points to remember’– a to-do list for us to follow each day. It takes 21 days to form a new habit, so, I guess following these tips for the next 26 days will get us into the habit of caring for ourselves.

So, beginning the 1st of April, do visit Metanoia for my tips on self-care and do share with me if you find these helpful. I will be happy for the feedback, dear reader, for it’s you who keeps me going!

 

Much love!

Take care, coz I care,

SHILPA…

 

If you don't take care of yourself, who will?

 

*You will find the posts from A to Z here:

A – ADMIRE YOURSELF.

B – BREATHE

C – CONNECT WITH YOUR TRIBE

D – DRINK ENOUGH WATER

E – EMOTIONAL INDEPENDENCE

F – FITNESS MATTERS

G – GROOMING IS ESSENTIAL

H – H.E.A.L.T.H. MATTERS

I – INFUSE YOUR LIFE WITH ACTION

J – MAINTAIN A JOURNAL

K – BE KIND TO YOURSELF

L – LISTEN TO MUSIC/LOVE YOURSELF, RELENTLESSLY

M – PRACTISE MINDFULNESS

N – NEVER PUT UP WITH ABUSE

O – OBSERVE YOUR THOUGHTS

P – PRAY, BE GRATEFUL!

Q – QUIT MULTI-TASKING

R – RELAX AND REJUVENATE

33 thoughts on “Theme Reveal. #ATOZChallenge

  1. How exciting! As you know I am on a path of self-care from the mid of last December. I know we have to keep reminding ourselves to take care of ourselves, else it will never happen. Every time I read an article on self-care I feel the need to go an extra mile to take care of myself. So, yes, I will be here to read your tips this April. All the best, Shilpa.

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    1. True, Vini. We do need to go that extra mile to make ourselves a priority and look after our own wellbeing. I hope you find my posts helpful. Do give me your frank opinions, Vini. I am counting on you!
      Thank you so much! ❤

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  2. This is just the perfect theme for you, Shilpa. You have been doing more wellness posts of late and this is along the same lines. I agree that self care is a problem for most of us. I look forward to your tips and hopefully will follow most of them. Good luck!

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    1. I am glad this topic just jumped out at me one day! I wasn’t planning to do the A to Z, you know!
      I do hope you find my posts helpful, Rachna! Thank you, and wish you the same! ❤

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  3. Self care is so important not only for our physical health but also for the well-being of our mind and soul. Yet it is so ignored. A lovely theme, Shilpa. I am looking forward to read and follow your posts on Self Care this April. Cheers!

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  4. Over the past few months I’ve come to think of you as a health blogger so this theme sounds just perfect. Looking forward to your posts and hoping to make small changes in my life as I read along. All the very best Shilpa.

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  5. Lovely theme Shilpa and I am sure you will share great tips throughout the month of April. looking forward to reading your posts. all the best and need the same from you. feeling nervous and hoping to complete it.

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  6. Sounds like a promising read Shilpa – I am giving it a miss this year as just couldnt seem to push myself into the humdrum of writing so many posts and doing the tonne of reading that goes with it!
    But I wish you all the best and I know you will be the rockstar on this topic – look forwarding to reading as many as I can 🙂

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