SELF-CARE ACT#363

go ice skating

CATEGORY

Physical

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TIME

1-2 h

BUDGET

$14/person

A week ago, when I saw that I had only 7 self-care ideas left to finish the journey and I realized I was too tired to improvise, I planned each self-care idea for the next 7 days.

Even if I always check how I’m feeling before doing a self-care idea, I felt that improvising during this last week would be more energy for than I had.

According to my planning, yesterday, I was supposed to have a floating session. A 1-hour therapeutic session in a flotation tank filled with body temperature water and salt.

My cousin has offered me one session two years ago for my birthday and I enjoyed the experience very much. So when I found a really good deal on Groupon, I made a reservation for yesterday, 3 PM.

But at 11:30 Am, Duderina’s friend texted her to see if she wanted to go ice skating.

Duderina was super excited.

So was I.

I imagined myself.

Movie décor.

A huge park in New York.

Trees covered with snow.

An invigorating walk.

An iced lake next to an outdoor ice ring.

Music.

Roasted chestnuts.

The perfect setting for a super romantic moment.

Competition with my floating session was harsh.

No suspense here because you know who won: ice skating.

I cancelled my floating session and I wasn’t disappointed.

Besides the roasted chestnuts, every thing I had imagined ame true.

Movie décor.

A huge park in New York.

Trees covered with snow.

An invigorating walk.

An iced lake next to an outdoor ice ring.

Music.

And Duderina to hold my hand.

Perfect Sunday afternoon.

WHY IS IT SELF-CARE? Ice skating is a fun winter activity. You can be outdoors, workout and have fun with the kids, all at the same time.

MORE ABOUT THIS

Trying new things is really cool, especially when you’re with kids. Yesterday’s session inspired Duderina to take ice skating classes. Ice skating was my late mom’s favorite discipline to watch. She would be proud to see Duderina dance on ice. And me too.

Speaking of inspiration, you can watch here this moving 9-min documentary of a 90-year old ice skater. Beautiful!

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