7 Holiday Self-Care Check-Ins

Ijeoma Oluo
The Establishment
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4 min readDec 23, 2015

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You don’t have to spend these holidays exhausted and overwhelmed.

This is Day 6 of The Establishment’s 12 Days of Holiday Self Care series. You can read Day 1 here, Day 2 here, Day 3 here, Day 4 here, and Day 5 here.

OO h man, we are in the FINAL COUNTDOWN to the Christmas holiday. I know you’re busy. I know you are stressed. I know you are just now starting your holiday shopping. But I need you to take a knee, and check in with yourself. You don’t have to spend these holidays exhausted and overwhelmed. Take a few minutes each day to re-center and you’ll find that these holidays will be a lot more pleasurable.

You’re worth it.

Have you eaten?

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No, not a piece of candy or a cookie. Have you eaten a proper meal? Stop what you’re doing and eat. I don’t care if dinner will be served in a few hours so maybe you thought you’d skip lunch. Your brain is low on fuel. Eat.

How is your body feeling?

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Ijeoma Oluo
The Establishment

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