Self-Care Part Two

Self-Care Part Two

Last week I wrote about self-care and last year I really didn’t do it that well.

There was a lot going on.

So, I am putting in plans to do it well this year.

This is my self-care part two.

I know that it is another venerable post but I am wanting to be real with my blogs.

I am wanting to make a difference.

What are my plans for this year-

  • Walk twice a week
  • Sing everyday
  • Go to the gym 3 times a week
  • Once a month boxing session
  • Blog one to two times a week
  • Finish work on time once a week
  • Work on songs – this could be writing and learning the lyrics
  • Got to art therapy
  • Sleep in one day on the weekend
  • Catching up with friends
  • Going out for coffee
  • Being creative
  • Write
  • Work on my book
  • Catch up with family
  • Catch up with my nieces and nephew
  • Visit my music mentor this year in Melbourne
  • This is a difficult one for me but saying no to things (aahhh)
  •  Have fun.

What are you putting in place for your self-care I would love to hear from you.

Let’s encourage one another in our journey.

Let’s cheer each other on.

From Tracey



My word for this year is-


This is a vulnerable post, and I really want to encourage others through my journey.

Last year was the most challenging year that I have had in a long time.

As a Chaplain and also in my life journey.

I work as a primary school chaplain and I love my role, I really do.

I think that the last time that I have a year like this was in 2016, but that was also mild compared to last year.

There have also been other challenging years like 2007, but that is another journey that I will share later.

You know when you just go and keep on going when there are difficult situations happening?

It is like you have dived underwater and do not know where the surface is.

It is like you swim to the bottom, you swim to the side and then finally you find the surface.

You have held your breath for so long and when you eventually surface, you find yourself gasping for air.

It is time-consuming, it really is

This year I am going to focus on my self-care.

For me this is quite challenging, I know that I can support others but I need to take what I say to others and take my own advice.


This year I am going to focus on things that I really love.

I am going to do things that fill my bucket.

I love being creative I really do.

So, this year I have joined a gym and have an amazing personal trainer.

He is also a boxer, so I have had I few PT sessions with him.

I also want to get back into my singing.

My plan this year is to visit my music mentor who is in Melbourne.

She is from Carer and Carter; they are country music artists who have won golden guitars.

I will share how I met her in another blog.

I have also decided not to take on too many things.

I find this difficult and after last year I really need to change what I do.

I want to do things that fill my bucket.

I was talking with a friend this year that said your bucket was not full.

I said my bucket, I only had the handle.

We laughed about this.

I am so grateful for the amazing people that I work with that have been there for me.

It has encouraged me so much.

I am grateful.

I will share more later.

What are you grateful for today?

Let’s encourage one another.