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Self Care Crawl

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Welcome to the Self Care Crawl

Good day to you, wonderful writer! It's time to take a self care journey, get some writing done, and earn one of the NaNoWriMo badges all at once.


It's the perfect time to take sometime to yourself or to get together with friends and write. You find that writing fills you with a sense of calm and purpose. Do a 10 minute word war then calm your mind by taking 10 deep, slow breaths.

Be Positive

The more you speak positive ideas to yourself, the more they seem to come true for you. Read[1]today's daily affirmation from Louise Hay. Think about how you can apply it to you life. Maybe it inspires one of your characters, too. Count the words in the affirmation and write 20x that amount.

Eat Right

Let's talk about some of the ways we can take care of ourselves during NaNoWriMo. What we put into our bodies fuels what we put out into the world. Do you feel like you've used your food as fuel and eaten healthily today?

Absolutely: Write 100 words

Mostly: Write 200 words

Somewhat: Write 300 words

Not Today: Write 400 words

Stay Hydrated

Grab yourself an 8oz glass of water for this next challenge. Complete an 8 minute word war and finish the glass of water before time runs out.

Rest Well

Sleep is one of the most important ways to stay healthy, alert, and creative. How many hours did you sleep last night?

8 or more: Write 200 words

7: Write 300 words

6: Write 400 words

5: Write 500 words

4 or less: Write 600 words


Just the act of smiling does wonders for our mood and who says writing can't be fun? Jump to a scene where something happy or good happens, do 10 minute word war and write it with a smile. Feel silly smiling at nothing? Great! Laughter is even better!

Practice Good Posture

Slouching over a keyboard can really do a number to your back. Sit up straight and complete a three digit challenge with perfect posture.


Moving your body is essential to health and happiness. Time how long it takes you to write 300 words. Then, set a timer for the same amount of time and spend it doing gentle stretching.

Keep Going

Finally, remember to keep rewarding yourself for those milestones, no matter how big or small. Sprint to the nearest thousand and enjoy the feeling of seeing those growing digits.

Reward Yourself

Congratulations! You've completed the Self Care Crawl. Access [2]your badges and award yourself the Writer Wellness Badge[3]