It’s hard to believe we are already two weeks into the new year. Does it feel like a new chapter for you? Or does it feel like just a continuation from one month to the next? Sometimes we have so much going on in our professional lives and/or our personal lives that we barely have time to look up and take notice of time passing us by. Some of us came up with resolutions for the new year to include time for self-care. But if we get bogged down in every day tasks we can lose sight of these commitments. Sometimes it can be helpful to make an appointment with yourself on your calendar for that well-deserved dose of self-care. Remember: Self-care is not selfish… it is self-preservation. So, what’s your fancy when it comes to self-care? Taking a walk? Birdwatching? Hiking a new trail? Or spending time with loved ones or a beloved pet? Turn this year into a new chapter that includes more of an investment in your self-preservation by making an appointment for self-care. You will definitely enjoy the return on that investment!