I’ve written on this blog about how my ideal work day has me blogging first and taking care of clients second.

But there’s something even more important, and that’s my self-care, which includes both physical and spiritual practices.

To plan my day, I use a combination of a daily printout of my Google Calendar and the Freelancer Workweek planners from Charlie Gilkey of Productive Flourishing). But long before that, I’ve blocked out time for my self-care activities, including meals and snacks.

My current self-care regime has me dividing my meals throughout the day to separate the foods that don’t seem to get along well when I eat them at the same time.

While it’s been better for my digestion, it raises some challenges to add those other meal times into the day. And I do it. Because it’s important.

Without the proper fuel, my body cannot do its daily work and I won’t be able to help anyone.

Back when I was coaching creative artists and others on their own self-care journey, I wrote two articles about food:

Please enjoy these articles, as well as the multitude of other blog posts that have been published today as part of Blog Action Day. Start at blogactionday.org or follow the hashtag conversation on Twitter.