Saturday, March 26, 2011

Self Care Girl Likes....

Decided to shorten this feature just a smidgen...lets try 3 things this week, instead of 6!

This week my favorite things are: Cherry Blossoms, Sudoku puzzles and Pampered Chef  Prep Bowls   

Spiritual Self Care:  Cherry Blossoms!

Is there a better harbinger of springtime?  Cherry Blossoms just  make my soul leap!

By Nina

Per Wikipedia:  The cherry blossom is an omen of good fortune and is also an emblem of love, affection and represents spring.

   By Yumi
There is a Japanese custom of having feasts and celebrations under the Cherry Blossom trees.   I was looking for something to add to the landscaping around our lower patio and I am thinking a row of cherry blossom trees may be perfect for this.  (Of course we would then have to have a celebration down there too!)

  By Jeffrywithtwofs

A walk under these trees can absolutely renew your spirit- I hope you will take the time to do that!

Mental Self Care:  Sudoku Puzzles (Patiently awaiting the arrival of a 25x25 grid sudoku book)

I think what I love about Sudoku is that these puzzles are so methodical.   They appeals to my logical, problem solving side.   When I need to wind down and focus, Sudoku is just the ticket.

I have worked my way up to genius ones- the easy ones I can do in as little as 5 minutes.  I struggle with the 16x16 I expect that the 25x25 edition will be challenging.

Contrary to what many people think, no math is required to complete these puzzles - just logic and the process of elimination.   Try it:  It is good exercise for the brain!

Physical Self Care:  Pampered Chef 1 cup Prep Bowls (set of 6)

You are- no doubt- wondering why I categorized these bowls under Physical Self Care.

Well, the answer is:  because I have found these to be so helpful with portion control and helping me stick to my diet.    The bowls are also fantastic for mis en place (that is French for: preparing all of your ingredients before you cook) which is why I bought them in the first place. 

 The glass bowls measure exactly one cup and come with plastic lids.    I recently saw that PC also makes a 2cup (set of 2).   These are on my list for the next time I buy from PC!

PS:  My friend Jaymi sells Pampered Chef- I am sure she can help you order if you are interested.    Check out her page here

Please feel free to comment.  I would like to know: What are your favorite things for taking good care of yourself?

Take Good Care!

Please note,  I am not paid for any reviews provided here. I blog as a hobby and am not particularly interested in monetizing my self care blog at this time...all items and ideas provided here are purely my "likes", influenced only by my impeccable high standards and my mission in encouraging busy women-like you- to think (and do) more to take good care yourself!


Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

I LOVE Cherry Blossoms. The fact that they are so fragile makes me appreciate them more. :) One of my fave ways to care for myself is by grabbing a cup Greek yogurt with honey instead of reaching for junkfood when I need a snack. :D Have a great weekend!

Self Care Girl said...

Samantha, that is one of my favorite snacks too! In the summer I also add fresh apricots.

Becky's Barnyard said...

I love the cherry blossoms. I have worked a few suduko but I like the crosswords.

Self Care Girl said...

I think crossword puzzles are good mental self care too!