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Your all-access pass to an intentional new year.

YouYear is a yearlong personal expansion program, lovingly crafted with your busy schedule in mind. Prepare for the new year with a runway of workshops to help you set goals, build systems to support them, and train your brain to stay accountable on a deeper level. At the start of each month, live monthly planning sessions support consistency and success, and our optional Self-Care Society classes provide the space to take your big dreams into a daily practice all year long.

Space to

Reflect

Space to

Dream

Space to

Build

Space to

Implement

Space to

Grow

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YouYear Runway Week

Danika Brysha hosts three special workshops designed to help you gain clarity on your dreams, map them to next year's goals, and set up systems for accountability and support throughout 2022. Learn more >

Jan - Nov, 2022

Monthly Planning Sessions

On the last Sunday of each month, join us for a 90-minute self-care planning session designed to help you reflect on the previous month and build an intentional (and manageable) plan for the new month ahead. Watch Free >

Jan - DEC, 2022

YouYear On-Demand

Yearlong access to all YouYear content and recordings — Runway Week replays, Monthly Strategy Sessions, and bonus resources available now. Support your self-care ritual anytime, anywhere.

Jan - DEC, 2022

Member Discounts

Exclusive, discounted pricing on all special events throughout 2022. Topic-specific intensives, VIP guest workshops, and more. Included with all YouYear plans.

* Plus & Unlimited Plans

Daily Self-Care Classes

Unlimited access to live, 30-minute Self-Care Society Classes (M-F) led by expert guides from around the world. Each class will guide you through a new self-care checklist, helping you integrate a variety of self-care habits into your daily life. More >

* Plus & Unlimited Plans

Self-Care Society On-Demand

Access to our ever-growing library of recorded Self-Care Society classes. ~10 new classes available each week, so you can practice your ritual on your schedule. More >

"A year from now you will wish you had started today."

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YouYear

$50
  • YouYear Workshops
  • All 2022 Planning Sessions
  • Bonus! Best of 2021 Bundle

YouYear Plus

$150
  • YouYear Workshops
  • All 2022 Planning Sessions
  • Bonus! Best of 2021 Bundle
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Learn about à la carte pricing and scholarships in our FAQs section.

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YouYear Runway Week Schedule

Included with all YouYear plans and hosted by Danika Brysha, self-care expert and lifestyle coach. Three workshops to lay the foundation for a successful 2022. Replays available all year long.

Live Date: 12/27

Clarify Your Desires + Set Your Goals

Start the brainstorming process for your new year goals and desires. We’ll set goals by category, and give you space to gain clarity through our unique and proven processes centered around empowerment, not shame. You’ll learn how to build our ultimate goals spreadsheet, breaking down your desires in a way that supports consistency and lasting habit-change

Habit Change 101 + Building Accountability Systems

Dive into what science and experts say about lasting habit change. Once we learn the basics, Danika will guide you in setting up the systems that have bridged the gap between knowledge and integration in her own life. This is the foundational time management, checklist, and tracking process that is so often missing from our habit change process.

Live Date: 12/29

2021 Reflection + 2022 Motivation

This final workshop of our runway program will guide you in exercises to lay a solid foundation for the new year ahead. Danika will create space to reflect on 2021 and to use that to move forward more intentionally. We’ll then solidify your vision for 2022 through a variety of strategies that you can carry with you into the new year.

Live Date: 12/31

2022 Monthly Planning Session Schedule

Included with all YouYear plans. 90-minute self-care planning sessions designed to help you reflect on the previous month and build an intentional plan for the new month ahead. Replays available throughout 2022.

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FEB

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MAR

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APR

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MAY

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JUN

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JUL

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AUG

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SEP

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MONTHLY SELF-CARE Planning Session

Free Self-Care Planning Session - December 2021

On the last Sunday of each month, we host a live, 90-minute planning sessions. Enter your email below to watch our most recent strategy session for free.

About Self-Care Society

Included with Plus and Unlimited Plans, you’ll have unlimited access to everything SCS has to offer:

Daily Live classes (M-F)

Just 30 minutes each, and hosted by expert guides from around the world, every class will guide you through a new self-care checklist, introducing new habits daily.

On-Demand Class recordings

Access to our ever-growing library of recorded Self-Care Society classes. ~10 new classes available each week, so you can practice your ritual on your schedule.

Community, Discounts, & more

Connect in our loving community, join (or start) a small group, and enjoy exclusive discounts to special events and more throughout 2022.

FAQs

YouYear is a one-time purchase, giving you year-long access to Runway Week, Monthly Planning Sessions, and YouYear recordings through December 2022.

Access periods to additional Self-Care Society benefits (daily live classes, SCS on-demand, and more) vary based on the package you choose:

  • YouYear Plus Plan: 2 months access – starts on sign up
  • 2022 Unlimited Plan: 1 year access – from Wed, 12/15/21 through Thurs, 12/15/22

Nothing to cancel, no recurring charges.

We believe that self-care and wellness resources should be accessible to all — especially for those in a tight spot financially, mentally, or in a place of hardship. 

 

If this is you right now, remember… all of these circumstances are temporary and we’ve created The Self-Care Scholarship to do everything we can to help get you back on track.

 

Space is limited at this time, though we’ll do our best to work with all applicants. We do ask that those in the fortunate enough position to purchase YouYear, please do. We’re a small team funding 90% of scholarships out-of-pocket, and we want to do everything we can to leave scholarship options open to those who need it most. 


Submit your application here, specifically noting your interest in YouYear 2022.

Live YouYear programming starts on Monday, December 27th, 2022 so we encourage you to register sooner rather than later. YouYear enrollment will officially close on Saturday, 1/1/2022.

As an SCS monthly member ($50/month plan) you will have access to YouYear Runway Week for free, as long as you have an active membership at time of live events. 

To save big in the coming year, sign up for our 2022 Unlimited package – a whole year of SCS with YouYear for only $150 – that’s over $500 in savings!

To take advantage of this limited-time offer:

  1. Purchase your 2022 Unlimited Pass by 12/26/21
  2. Enjoy unlimited access to SCS + YouYear for a full year starting 12/15/21

If you’ve recently paid for monthly access, don’t forget to turn off auto-renew or cancel your existing subscription from your account dashboard. You’ll retain access to SCS classes through your existing subscription period, and enjoy unlimited access for the year-long period from 12/15/21 through 12/15/22.

Sale ends soon. No coupon code necessary. The 2022 Unlimited pass is not a subscription, rather, it grants unlimited SCS access for the yearlong period from 12/15/21 through 12/15/22.

You sure can!

We’re still doing some testing, but will launch a new and improved gifting program soon. Keep an eye out for more soon — we’ll let you know when we do.

All of the workshops for YouYear (Runway Week and Monthly Workshops) will be recorded so you can access them at any time through the entire year.

For Plus and Unlimited Plans, we also record all our live classes and have them available in our on-demand library — ~10 new classes available each week.

We use Zoom Webinar for all of our events, which means you won’t be visible or audible by default.

 

In some classes, guides will ask for volunteers, in which case you can raise your hand if you’re interested in coming on screen and sharing. 

How you show up is completely up to you. You can participate in chat, volunteer to share, or just hang back in your pajamas and follow along. Plus you have access to on-demand recordings of all the workshops to view on your time. There’s no wrong way to join us!

Self-Care Society will honor returns of any YouYear plan purchases up until 11:59pm PT on December 26th, 2021. After this date, we can no longer issue returns as our curriculum will be issued.

While we believe deeply in this work and trust that if fully integrated, it will have immense positive impact for our participants, we cannot guarantee any promised results and cannot offer any refunds for this reason.

Should an emergency come up and you can no longer participate in the program, you will have the opportunity to donate your YouYear plan to someone in need via our scholarship option. Should you choose to do this, your access to any future programming will be revoked immediately.

If you have questions or concerns regarding our program, return policy, or otherwise, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we will do our very best to accommodate your needs with love, compassion, and understanding.

Is YouYear for me?

Here’s what we all know after the past two years of chaos: our lives crave SPACE.

SPACE to focus on what we CAN control, ourselves. Because when we care for ourselves we have that much more to give to others.

YouYear provides that SPACE.

We know that you’re busier than ever, which is why this year’s YouYear program has been carefully crafted for simplicity.

Following Runway week, just one 90-minute workshop a month — attend live or catch the on-demand recording on your own time. 

YouYear is for you if you…

  • want to show up in 2022 as your most authentic self
  • are tired of making empty resolutions for the new year
  • know you have the capacity for more in your life
  • want to take control of your mindset 
  • want to instill new healthy habits
  • need systems for accountability to keep you on track
  • crave community with like-minded people
  • believe in lasting changing through empowerment, not shame
Or step it up with a Plus or Unlimited Plan to add daily Self-Care Society classes (M-F).

Ready to commit to your best year yet?

Questions? Email [email protected].

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For a limited time, we’re including YouYear 2021 all-access passes with all Self-Care Society memberships. To qualify, all you need to do is sign up, keep your membership active, and you’re on the list!

Please note that, beyond your free trial, you must have an active, paid membership ($49.99/month) in order to access YouYear events, content, and classes.

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Please Note: Care Coins will be under construction from 10/30-11/5. Please excuse any funkiness in point totals during this period. You may contact us with any questions.

RSVP to Class 5 CC
Daily Checklist 15 CC
Attend Class 25 CC
Volunteer in Class 30 CC
Post an Update 10 CC
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Every 500 Love Points will earn you 50 Care Coins. It’s that simple.

Please allow up to 48 hours for certain point types to register (e.g. Volunteer in class).

 

Love Point total and Badges will be publicly visible on your profile.

 

Checklist Wins and Care Coins are private to you and cannot be seen by other users.

 

Care Coins can be redeemed in the SCS shop (more coming soon).

 

750 Care Coins (7.500 Love Points) monthly maximum per user — exceptions apply to special events purchased Care Coins.

 

Have fun! Rewards are meant to be positive addition to the community. Should we learn of anyone attempting to game the system for personal gain, we reserve the right to revoke love points, care coins, and badges without warning.

 

Please note: Rewards are currently in beta testing mode. We thank you for your patience as we fine tune things and welcome you to report should anything not work as expected.

The Self-Care Glossary

Definitions, explanations, and examples for the daily self-care checklist.

Affirmations are positive statements that we can use to change the dialogue in our mind, the way we think about ourselves and the world, and are a great manifesting tool. Most positive affirmations start with “I am…” (though they certianly don’t have to) and can be short or long. You can write a paragraph affirming something or just a word.

Affirmations are used to intentionally reprogram your mind to think the thoughts that you want to be true for yourself. Affirmations are statements that you WANT to be true for you, even if you don’t fully believe them yet. Just make sure your affirmations are always positive in nature. For example, instead of saying “I am not lazy” you would say “I am energized, efficient, and productive.”

Examples: 

  • I am enough
  • I am worth of living my best life possible
  • I am a healthy person with healthy habits
  • I manifest abundance always
  • I carry nothing that does not serve me – physically, emotionally, spiritually
  • I love my body

Our breath is our life force. It can help us to regulate our emotions, to bring us back into our bodies, and to ground ourselves when we are feeling chaotic and out of alignment.

It is the act of consciously controlling our breathing to influence our mental, physical, and emotional states.

Examples:

  • There are many breathwork techniques and it can be as simple as paying attention. You can count your breaths in and out, take deep breaths into your body, or practice techniques like box breathing.

I’m a huge advocate for little wins. Setting ourselves up to celebrate our successes, feel like we’re doing a good job, and to notice even the smallest things about ourselves that matter. The more we celebrate, the more we have self love. The more we have self love, the easier it is to practice self care.

Set yourself up for lots of little wins each day, and celebrate and savor them when they occur. Positive reinforcement will lead to positive action. Be sure you set yourself up for success with systems and accountability.

Examples:

  • Celebration can be simple like journaling about what you are proud of, what you’ve accomplished, and what you enjoyed. It can also be highlighted on a daily basis through checking boxes that make you feel good and accomplished when you do nice things for yourself. It is important as we grow and learn that we feel supported and loved, and that we have a safe space to mess up, make mistakes, and try again.

In order to manifest what we want, we must first know what those desires are. Clarity is a process of going inward to find out what you want. Our desires change all through our life so it’s important to constantly check in to see what feels good for us now. Clarity can be receive in a myriad of ways.

Examples:

  • Clarity can be found through processes like reflection, meditation, journaling, connection, and really any time we pause, get intentional, and listen in. Paying attention to what feels good to us, no matter what the outside world says we should do.

We are better together and we are social creatures. Connecting with other like-minded and supportive beings is medicine for our soul. This is why Self Care Society is built to be a community driven experience.

Examples:

  • Calling or texting a loved one
  • Joining a group of people you feel aligned with
  • Physical touch with someone you love
  • Sharing experiences with others

The practice of being grateful. Practicing gratitude reprograms us to look at what’s good and what is working in the world, instead of focusing on our often default method of what isn’t, and everything we need to do. We can even practice gratitude for things that haven’t happened yet but that we want to manifest. I often say “thank you” for things I don’t yet have in an effort to manifest them into reality.

Examples:

  • Thank you for the love I share with my friends and family
  • I am so grateful for my self -care routine and my consistency with it
  • I am so thankful for the abundance of miracles in my life

Did you know that 60% of the human adult body is water?

The brain and heart are composed of 73% water and the lungs are 83% water. The skin is 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery at 31%.

I’d say this is a pretty strong argument for making hydration a top priority. Drinking lots of water supports all the processes in the body and at SCS we love to be in flow. Hydration helps with that and is an essential part of self-care.

We are most dehydrated right when we wake up so drink a big glass of water first thing when you wake up.

Trade excessive caffeine, alcohol, sugary drinks and juices, and soda (yes, including diet soda that is filled with less-than-nourishing ingredients) for water, unsweetened teas, and fresh vegetable juices.

Set hydration goals for the week or timers on your phone to remind you to chug chug throughout your day.

Intentionality refers to the act of taking action based on clarity and desire. Being deliberate or purposeful. We can’t expect to achieve our dreams if we don’t know what they are. We do many activities based around living an intentional life in Self Care Society and these can take form in a variety of ways.

Examples:

  • Intentionality can be achieved through practices like planning, strategizing, building systems and time management, and goal-setting

The practice of journaling is best done with a pen to paper (handwritten) to really allow our thoughts to slow down and make their way onto paper. Journaling can look differently for everyone but I’ve found it to be a beautiful creative process with which I turn my thoughts into something tangible that I can see on paper.

I encourage those who journal to view the practice of journaling as something of value for the present moment vs. documenting the details of your life thinking you’ll read it later. Focus on using the pages as a way to get the racing thoughts out of your mind and down in a way that you can digest and make sense of them.

Our minds are valuable real estate so the more we can dump our brains of junk, the more space we create for our own clarity and opportunities.

Journaling can take many forms but some prompts might be:

  • I like…
  • I feel…
  • I am…
  • I want…
  • I love…

Manifesting is the act of bringing your visions into physical reality. It’s the process used to turn a thought into a thing, and is closely tied to the practice of visualization.

Manifesting includes practices like expressing gratitude for what you want in your life. It’s getting clear on what you want and continually focusing on that thing. It’s writing journal entries and biographies of yourself from the future speaking as if something you desire has already happened. Like visualizing, it’s a great way to experience the feelings of your desires, before they exist for you in the physical world.

Examples:

  • Writing a journal entry dated in the future is a great way to manifest who you want to me
  • Creating a vision board of what you want to attract
  • Writing a biography of yourself from the future
  • Saying gratitude for something you hope to attract, as if it already happened

Our physical bodies are the “suit” we experience the physical world with. Emotions are energy in motion, which means, that when energy isn’t in motion, we can tend to bring up uncomfortable physical feelings in our bodies. If we don’t have our physical body, we don’t have something to experience all the beauty of life with, and all the desires we manifest.

Movement allows the energy and emotions to flow through us and out of us. It supports not just physical health but mental health.

Examples:

  • Stretching
  • Dancing
  • Shaking
  • Walking
  • Jumping
  • Any sort of fitness

We all know that nature is incredibly healing and we can connect with it in a variety of ways.

From standing near a sunny window, putting our feet in the grass, enjoying a nearby hike, or moon-gazing, connecting with the energies of Mother Earth can help us feel more grounded, aligned, and connected.

Knock out a few checklist wins at once by committing to a daily walk in nature with a friend (in person or on the phone) or by listening to a podcast to help exercise your mind while you move your body.

Learn about the moon cycles and track your energy so you know how it’s impacted over the cycle. Practice “earthing” by putting your feed and/or body on the ground, get really hippie and hug a tree, try your hand at growing some food, or just get a little sunshine on your (sunscreen-protected) skin.

Nourishment refers to the way in which we fuel our body, primarily, what we eat.

Because we are all different and have varying dietary needs, what you consume for food will be unique to your preferences. The best judge for what serves your body is you, so tune in to how you feel when you eat certain foods to determine which way of eating helps you thrive.

The general consensus is that whole, real, single ingredient foods that come from nature are the best for our bodies, so do your best to get lots of plants in your diet and know that this journey is all about progress not perfection.

Nourishment is one of my “Foundational Four” self-care practices that informs the ways in which we can experience everything else so this is one of the most important practices to nurture.

Nourishment could mean cutting back on sugar, taking supplements, removing processed foods, cutting back on soda or alcohol, and more. There’s no perfect way of eating, so do your own experiences and seek your answers inside you.

Play and creativity are a critical part of self care. Creativity is our life force. It is the way we manifest and bring things to us that we desire. It is how anything that didn’t exist, came to be.

You can see why this play and creativity is critical in how we bring to life anything we desire.

Examples:

  • Play can be turning of your devices and frolicking in nature
  • Drawing or creating art of any form (music, gardening, cooking, etc.)
  • Doing anything that doesn’t feel “traditionally productive”

The process of reflection is as critical as the momentum we often have to move on to the next thing. If we don’t pause to reflect on what we’ve done, accomplished, or experienced, it becomes harder to move forward learning from our past.

Reflection is a beautiful act of transition, learning, and information, and can be done in a variety of ways, like journaling, therapy, conversations, etc.

Examples:

  • Journaling about your experience, what you learned, what worked, what you would do differently
  • Taking the time to focus and mediate on the things — good and bad — that have had significant impact on our lives 

Arguably the most important act of self care on your checklist is that of rest and sleep. It is the body’s opportunity to repair and rebuild (magical right?) and so often it is looked at as the first thing to go when we have so much to “do.””

But the quality of sleep we get it (or naps/rest) is absolutely critical to the function of all our body’s systems. Taking an extra hour of sleep almost always means you’ll earn that hour back in your ability to focus, perform, and do things with more clarity and attention than had you traded in an hour of ZZZ’s in exchange for more work or Netflix.

This is one of my “Foundational Four” self-care practices that sets the stage for all our other work. The other three? Nourishment, Mindfulness, and Movement.

Tips for a great night of rest:

  • The ideal sleeping temperature is thought to be between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit. If you go to bed early like me (in order to get up super early), black out curtains will be an incredible investment.
  • Try to unplug from all electronics and looking at screens at least 1 hour before bed, and try to not eat within 3 hours of when you’re going to bed, too.
  • We also thrive on a consistent sleep/wake time so whenever possible, pick a bedtime and wake time that you can stick to most days.
  • In terms of hours of sleep, the general consensus seems to be that 7-9 hours per night is ideal, though it varies from person to person.
  • If you can’t get a full night of sleep, don’t underestimate the power of a 20 minute nap or simply lying down with your eyes closed.
  • Rest can also look like a lounging around with nothing to DO and recharging watching your favorite movie or while reading a book.

Self love is the foundation of self care. When we love ourselves, it becomes a natural and automatic behavior to take care of ourselves. The stronger our foundation of self care, the easier we’ll find it becomes to take action on things like healthy eating, proper sleep, mindful movement, nourishing relationships, play, rest, etc.

Self love is ever-evolving and there are tangible ways with which to cultivate in your life. Using willpower to do acts of self care, will strengthen the internal dialogue towards self love. It says “you are worth taking care of” which also means “you are worth of love and care”.

Self love and self care work together and strengthen each other. The stronger these foundations, the easier it becomes to find consistency in your practices.

Examples:

  • Positive Affirmations
  • Taking time to celebrate yourself and who you are
  • Consciously consuming media and messaging that supports your enough-ness exactly as you are

We often underestimate the impact that our physical and mental states have on our well being. Keeping our physical space tidy and clear of clutter impacts our mental health and our abilty to focus and be productive. Clearing out the clutter in our minds through things like therapy and journaling, allows for more spaciousness for new exciting things to come in.

We will only be given what we can handle. If you want abundance and newness, or you are calling something in for your life, be sure you’ve left the space for it to enter. Creativity happens in this white space too. If we’re constantly doing things and busy, it’s much harder to fully receive these often life-changing downloads from the universe.

Examples:

  • Clearing clutter from your work area or your home
  • Throwing things away Tidying your space
  • Talking to a loved one or therapist to release emotional energy
  • Journaling your thoughts to remove them from you body and on to paper

Support can be given or taken and is a powerful part of any growth journey. We are nourished not just when we are held and taken care of, but also when we are given the opportunity to take care of someone else.

Examples:

  • Reaching out to loved ones who are on your mind
  • Reminding yourself that you are taken care of and loved
  • Writing a kind note or sending a message out of the blue
  • Cheering on fellow SCS members when they volunteer or put themselves out there

Visualization is the practice of creating an experience in your mind and body that may or may not be happening in the physical world around you. Think of it as the grown up version of imagination that you did so freely as a child. Where you could be anyone and anywhere by simply allowing yourself to go there in your mind.

Visualization is a powerful tool in manfesting. In most cases, our body and brain does not know if it’s experiencing something for real in the phsysical world, or if it’s happening in the mind. The true way to manifest your desires is to experience the feelings and visions that you’ll have when you get there, NOW. The path to bring our visions to life is simply creating that vision and those feelings first and trusting that the physical world around you will rise up to meet it.

In SCS classes, we often do guided visualizations where the leader will have you close your eyes and imagine you as your highest self, your healthiest self, taking your dream trip, in your dream job, and more.

Sample Visualization:

You are the most vibrant, healthy, productive, peaceful, conscious version of you.

You’re up early and you’re holding your favorite hot drink. You sit down in the space that you do most mornings to align for the day.

You notice as you move towards this spot, how good you feel in your body. A type of lightness and flow and grace and confidence.

You’ve been practicing an affirmation and you feel it being embodied. “I carry nothing that does not serve me – physically, emotionally, or spiritually.”

You sit and you set your drink down on the table next to you. What does the table look like? What does the mug look like? What is the room temperature? What is the weather outside?

You take a deep breath that fills your whole body. You notice how it feels to be this version of you.

You realize that all it took to get here was to feel these feelings first, and the outside world caught up. You committed to memorizing these feelings in your body… ones of ________.

You noticed what it felt like to feel like this and you committed it to muscle memory. Notice right now. Scan your body. Commit to this bodily experience.

How can you bring yourself back here? How can you choose this as your consistent state?

Self-Care Glossary

Affirmations are positive affirming statements that we can use to change the dialogue in our mind, the way we think about ourselves and the world, and are a great manifesting tool. Most positive affirmations start with “I am…” (though they certianly don’t have to) and can be short or long. You can write a paragraph affirming something or just a word.

Affirmations are used to intentionally reprogram your mind to think the thoughts that you want to be true for yourself. Affirmations are statements that you WANT to be true for you, even if you don’t fully believe them yet. Just make sure your affirmations are always positive in nature. For example, instead of saying “I am not lazy” you would say “I am energized, efficient, and productive.”

Examples: 

  • I am enough
  • I am worth of living my best life possible
  • I am a healthy person with healthy habits
  • I manifest abundance always
  • I carry nothing that does not serve me – physically, emotionally, spiritually
  • I love my body

Our breath is our life force. It can help us to regulate our emotions, to bring us back into our bodies, and to ground ourselves when we are feeling chaotic and out of alignment.

It is the act of consciously controlling our breathing to influence our mental, physical, and emotional states.

Examples:

  • There are many breathwork techniques and it can be as simple as paying attention. You can count your breaths in and out, take deep breaths into your body, or practice techniques like box breathing.

I’m a huge advocate for little wins. Setting ourselves up to celebrate our successes, feel like we’re doing a good job, and to notice even the smallest things about ourselves that matter. The more we celebrate, the more we have self love. The more we have self love, the easier it is to practice self care.

Set yourself up for lots of little wins each day, and celebrate and savor them when they occur. Positive reinforcement will lead to positive action. Be sure you set yourself up for success with systems and accountability.

Examples:

  • Celebration can be simple like journaling about what you are proud of, what you’ve accomplished, and what you enjoyed. It can also be highlighted on a daily basis through checking boxes that make you feel good and accomplished when you do nice things for yourself. It is important as we grow and learn that we feel supported and loved, and that we have a safe space to mess up, make mistakes, and try again.

In order to manifest what we want, we must first know what those desires are. Clarity is a process of going inward to find out what you want. Our desires change all through our life so it’s important to constantly check in to see what feels good for us now. Clarity can be receive in a myriad of ways.

Examples:

  • Clarity can be found through processes like reflection, meditation, journaling, connection, and really any time we pause, get intentional, and listen in. Paying attention to what feels good to us, no matter what the outside world says we should do.

We are better together and we are social creatures. Connecting with other like-minded and supportive beings is medicine for our soul. This is why Self Care Society is built to be a community driven experience.

Examples:

  • Calling or texting a loved one
  • Joining a group of people you feel aligned with
  • Physical touch with someone you love
  • Sharing experiences with others

The practice of being grateful. Practicing gratitude reprograms us to look at what’s good and what is working in the world, instead of focusing on our often default method of what isn’t, and everything we need to do. We can even practice gratitude for things that haven’t happened yet but that we want to manifest. I often say “thank you” for things I don’t yet have in an effort to manifest them into reality.

Examples:

  • Thank you for the love I share with my friends and family
  • I am so grateful for my self -care routine and my consistency with it
  • I am so thankful for the abundance of miracles in my life

Intentionality refers to the act of taking action based on clarity and desire. Being deliberate or purposeful. We can’t expect to achieve our dreams if we don’t know what they are. We do many activities based around living an intentional life in Self Care Society and these can take form in a variety of ways.

Examples:

  • Intentionality can be achieved through practices like planning, strategizing, building systems and time management, and goal-setting

The practice of journaling is best done with a pen to paper (handwritten) to really allow our thoughts to slow down and make their way onto paper. Journaling can look differently for everyone but I’ve found it to be a beautiful creative process with which I turn my thoughts into something tangible that I can see on paper.

I encourage those who journal to view the practice of journaling as something of value for the present moment vs. documenting the details of your life thinking you’ll read it later. Focus on using the pages as a way to get the racing thoughts out of your mind and down in a way that you can digest and make sense of them.

Our minds are valuable real estate so the more we can dump our brains of junk, the more space we create for our own clarity and opportunities.

Journaling can take many forms but some prompts might be:

  • I like…
  • I feel…
  • I am…
  • I want…
  • I love…

Manifesting is the act of bringing your visions into physical reality. It’s the process used to turn a thought into a thing, and is closely tied to the practice of visualization.

Manifesting includes practices like expressing gratitude for what you want in your life. It’s getting clear on what you want and continually focusing on that thing. It’s writing journal entries and biographies of yourself from the future speaking as if something you desire has already happened. Like visualizing, it’s a great way to experience the feelings of your desires, before they exist for you in the physical world.

Examples:

  • Writing a journal entry dated in the future is a great way to manifest who you want to me
  • Creating a vision board of what you want to attract
  • Writing a biography of yourself from the future
  • Saying gratitude for something you hope to attract, as if it already happened

Our physical bodies are the “suit” we experience the physical world with. Emotions are energy in motion, which means, that when energy isn’t in motion, we can tend to bring up uncomfortable physical feelings in our bodies. If we don’t have our physical body, we don’t have something to experience all the beauty of life with, and all the desires we manifest.

Movement allows the energy and emotions to flow through us and out of us. It supports not just physical health but mental health.

Examples:

  • Stretching
  • Dancing
  • Shaking
  • Walking
  • Jumping
  • Any sort of fitness

Play and creativity are a critical part of self care. Creativity is our life force. It is the way we manifest and bring things to us that we desire. It is how anything that didn’t exist, came to be.

You can see why this play and creativity is critical in how we bring to life anything we desire.

Examples:

  • Play can be turning of your devices and frolicking in nature
  • Drawing or creating art of any form (music, gardening, cooking, etc.)
  • Doing anything that doesn’t feel “traditionally productive”

The process of reflection is as critical as the momentum we often have to move on to the next thing. If we don’t pause to reflect on what we’ve done, accomplished, or experienced, it becomes harder to move forward learning from our past.

Reflection is a beautiful act of transition, learning, and information, and can be done in a variety of ways, like journaling, therapy, conversations, etc.

Examples:

  • Journaling about your experience, what you learned, what worked, what you would do differently
  • Taking the time to focus and mediate on the things — good and bad — that have had significant impact on our lives 

Self love is the foundation of self care. When we love ourselves, it becomes a natural and automatic behavior to take care of ourselves. The stronger our foundation of self care, the easier we’ll find it becomes to take action on things like healthy eating, proper sleep, mindful movement, nourishing relationships, play, rest, etc.

Self love is ever-evolving and there are tangible ways with which to cultivate in your life. Using willpower to do acts of self care, will strengthen the internal dialogue towards self love. It says “you are worth taking care of” which also means “you are worth of love and care”.

Self love and self care work together and strengthen each other. The stronger these foundations, the easier it becomes to find consistency in your practices.

Examples:

  • Positive Affirmations
  • Taking time to celebrate yourself and who you are
  • Consciously consuming media and messaging that supports your enough-ness exactly as you are

We often underestimate the impact that our physical and mental states have on our well being. Keeping our physical space tidy and clear of clutter impacts our mental health and our abilty to focus and be productive. Clearing out the clutter in our minds through things like therapy and journaling, allows for more spaciousness for new exciting things to come in.

We will only be given what we can handle. If you want abundance and newness, or you are calling something in for your life, be sure you’ve left the space for it to enter. Creativity happens in this white space too. If we’re constantly doing things and busy, it’s much harder to fully receive these often life-changing downloads from the universe.

Examples:

  • Clearing clutter from your work area or your home
  • Throwing things away Tidying your space
  • Talking to a loved one or therapist to release emotional energy
  • Journaling your thoughts to remove them from you body and on to paper

Support can be given or taken and is a powerful part of any growth journey. We are nourished not just when we are held and taken care of, but also when we are given the opportunity to take care of someone else.

Examples:

  • Reaching out to loved ones who are on your mind
  • Reminding yourself that you are taken care of and loved
  • Writing a kind note or sending a message out of the blue
  • Cheering on fellow SCS members when they volunteer or put themselves out there

Visualization is the practice of creating an experience in your mind and body that may or may not be happening in the physical world around you. Think of it as the grown up version of imagination that you did so freely as a child. Where you could be anyone and anywhere by simply allowing yourself to go there in your mind.

Visualization is a powerful tool in manfesting. In most cases, our body and brain does not know if it’s experiencing something for real in the phsysical world, or if it’s happening in the mind. The true way to manifest your desires is to experience the feelings and visions that you’ll have when you get there, NOW. The path to bring our visions to life is simply creating that vision and those feelings first and trusting that the physical world around you will rise up to meet it.

In SCS classes, we often do guided visualizations where the leader will have you close your eyes and imagine you as your highest self, your healthiest self, taking your dream trip, in your dream job, and more.

Sample Visualization:

You are the most vibrant, healthy, productive, peaceful, conscious version of you.

You’re up early and you’re holding your favorite hot drink. You sit down in the space that you do most mornings to align for the day.

You notice as you move towards this spot, how good you feel in your body. A type of lightness and flow and grace and confidence.

You’ve been practicing an affirmation and you feel it being embodied. “I carry nothing that does not serve me – physically, emotionally, or spiritually.”

You sit and you set your drink down on the table next to you. What does the table look like? What does the mug look like? What is the room temperature? What is the weather outside?

You take a deep breath that fills your whole body. You notice how it feels to be this version of you.

You realize that all it took to get here was to feel these feelings first, and the outside world caught up. You committed to memorizing these feelings in your body… ones of ________.

You noticed what it felt like to feel like this and you committed it to muscle memory. Notice right now. Scan your body. Commit to this bodily experience.

How can you bring yourself back here? How can you choose this as your consistent state?

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