Have you taken your medicine?

I published my first blog post on December 31, 2010 and set a goal of publishing a post a day. I have stuck to that goal – despite crazybusy days, illness and plain old exhaustion. Until yesterday. I’d made plans to hang out with friends yesterday evening and had expected to be home before midnight. I’ve been meaning to get into the habit of pre-writing some posts that I can have on hand “in case of emergency,” but that just hasn’t happened yet. Yesterday, I figured I’d have enough time to write a post when I got home. Not so. And I’m okay with that.

Last night, I had so much fun that I lost track of time. I ate good food, then danced it all off as I discovered my inner Dancing Machine while playing “Just Dance 2” on the Wii. Any leftover calories were burned off as I laughed so much I could barely breathe at times.

We often get so caught up in all of our responsibilities that we forget about practicing good self-care. When we’re not well, we often take over-the-counter or prescription medicine. But let’s not forget one of the best medicines of all: laughter.

Have you taken your medicine today? What are some of your self-care practices?