I will be hosting the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse for the month of May. I had planned on hosting May last year, but sadly, because of moving and computer access issues was not able to do it.
The topic I have chosen is Self-Care. Please feel free to submit a post on self-care or anything else. Submissions deadline is May 18th, posting the carnival May 20th at six pm, central time. I’ll post more details on May 1st.
With that in mind I have decided to spend more time doing more things with my inner kids during the whole month of May. What is apparent is that I have not been taking very good care of their wants and needs lately.
Unfortunately I get scared and it is just easier to ignore those things that scare me about being multiple. I just have to admit that I have fears about the system and my ability to handle everything. I’ve been fearing being overwhelmed and unable to cope, which is pretty ridiculous based on our past history and a huge under-estimation of my abilities, based on the facts at hand.
My life has been one stress after another the last couple of years and their cares and concerns have been relegated to the bottom of the priority list. So I am trying to approach this from a self-care perspective. I have ignored certain self-care issues and I need to do better with that.
I’ve been working on the issues of grounding and comfort skills the last couple of months and it has slowly occured to me that I need to work on self-care within the system, not just the daily needs, but also the daily wants in order for us all to be more grounded to this world, our body, and our life. The one area I ignore far too much is the Littles.
I have let them pick out all the quotes, songs, etc for the month, they will be posted on even days. On the odd days of the month I will be posting about how the process is going.
I already know some things that I want to do this next month. I’ve kept a running list in my head. I need to write things down, as I tend to forget things. Lists help me. I’ll post an intial short list of to-do requests from the Littles tomorrow afternoon.
We already went out and bought bubbles. I don’t know about any of you, but there is nothing that quite lifts my spirits as blowing bubbles, it just makes me feel happy.
Second on the list is a sparkly high bouncing ball. I’ve had several smaller ones, but they seem to get misplaced or lost. The one that I want, that I have always thought was too expensive cost about seven dollars. We love high bouncing balls. They too make me feel very happy.
It should be an interesting month. 🙂