be a teenage again





15-20 minutes



Do you remember what it’s like to be seating in the car, listening to music, doing nothing?

Looking at the street around you, playing with your hair, chewing gum, feeling no pressure at all?

Feeling that little intolerable boredom for a teenage but that’s now so rare it is delicious?

Well, that’s what I felt like doing yesterday. And it was really great.

The last couple days, each time I talk to someone, they’re tired.

Physically, emotionally or both.

Is it the winter, the politics, the after-holidays breakdown? I don’t know but what’s for sure it that all around, motivation levels are below ground level.

I’m no exception.

Fortunately, my daily self-care acts are here to remind me to respect my moods and treat myself with kindness.

Before picking up my act of the day, I listen to my body and mind and try to see what’s best for me at the moment.

When I parked in front of the house yesterday, what I wanted felt obvious.

There was a beautiful sunshine warming my body, the radio was on and I was on my way to getting inside.

But then I saw my neighbors, a group of 3 Middle Schoolers, playing in the street, trying to get a kite back from the roof.

I kept watching them and I realized I just wanted to stay there, under that little sunshine, with the radio on.

On my own and free from all pressure….It was sooooooooooooo good !


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WHY IS IT SELF-CARE?  Allowing yourself to pause, listen to music, forget about the heavy load that’s on your shoulders is relaxing, regenerating, easy, relieving….Self-Care!


I love staying in the car and listening to music at any times.

Especially in the winter when the sun is shining. Because the sunrays that come through the window are warm and cosy.

You can practive these little breaks at anytime: in the supermarket parking, in your commute to work (if you drive or take the bus), in front of your kids school…

Traffic light are particularly great for this act. At traffic lights, you have to wait and it can be painful, especially if you’re in a hurry. Instead of getting upset, take it as an opportunity to relax and enjoy doing nothing.

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