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Self-Care Ideas for May

May is here! For many the new month brings warmer weather, flowers, and lots of sunshine. Whether you are still staying home or starting to get back to a normal routine, engaging in self-care should always be a top priority. Do you need self-care ideas for May? Check out the following list.

  1. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  2. Take a long hot bath.
  3. Make a delicious homemade meal.
  4. Go for a long nature walk. (Do not forget your camera)
  5. Write in a journal.
  6. Get up early just to watch the sunrise.
  7. Sit outside at night to gaze at the stars.
  8. Burn a scented candle.
  9. Try yoga.
  10. Mediate or pray to calming music.
  11. Try a new craft. (Many local dollar stores have inexpensive crafty supplies to get you started.)
  12. Fill up your vehicle with gas and go for a line drive.
  13.  Bake cookies for yourself. Then, bake another batch to give away.
  14. Go on a picnic in the park.
  15.  Go to bed early, sleep in, or take a long afternoon nap.
  16. Spend an afternoon at an art museum or gallery.      
  17. Listen to a new podcast.
  18. Play the radio, sing loudly, and dance around to your favorite songs.
  19. Buy a magazine to read all afternoon. (A cup of hot tea or hot chocolate is great companion to this task.)
  20. Binge watch your favorite series. (Do not forget the popcorn.)
  21. Order take-out from a new restaurant.
  22. Unplug from your devices and just relax.
  23. Give yourself a pedicure, manicure, or homemade face mask.
  24. Go to your local library. Wander through the stacks of books to find your next read.
  25. Watch YouTube videos.
  26. Wear an extravagant outfit just for fun.
  27. Make a mood board.
  28. Plan your dream vacation.
  29. Call in an old friend just to chat.
  30. Volunteer
  31. Practice saying, “no” to extra work.                         

Journal Writing Prompts for May

Keeping a journal is an excellent way to record daily interactions, emotions, or memories. Do you need some inspiration to get you started? Whether you have been keeping a journal for 10 years or just starting, here are 31 journal writing prompts for May.

  1. Welcome to May! What are your goals for the month?
  2. What were your highs and lows for April?
  3. What is your most, “what if” moment?
  4. What is a compliment some gave you that you will never forget? Why was this interaction so important to you?
  5. What inspires you?
  6. Make a list of facts about yourself. Set a goal for 20 entries.
  7. Write what you are feeling right now.
  8. What made you smile today? Why?
  9. Happy Mother’s Day! (USA) Did you celebrate? What did you do?
  10. Write about your mother or motherly figure in your life.
  11. If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do? Why?
  12. What hot topic do you feel strongly about right now? Why?
  13. Free write for at least 10 minutes.
  14. Write a priority list on 5 areas of your life you need to focus.
  15. What do you hope to be doing in a year, 5 years, 10 years, etc.
  16. It is Sunday! How did you spend your day? Provide details.
  17. What is prevent you from perusing your dreams? Can you change the obstacle?
  18. If you had to describe yourself to a total stranger, what would you say? Be positive.
  19. Write about your spiritual beliefs? How have they changed over the years?
  20. How are you bettering yourself? Your family? Work? Home?
  21. Write a letter to yourself. Forgive past mistakes.
  22. What activity from your childhood brought you complete joy? Why?
  23. How have you changed in the last year? 2 years? 5 years? 10 years?
  24. If you knew today was your last day on Earth, what would you do? Why?
  25. If you could talk to anyone who is no longer a live, who would you pick? Why?
  26. Write about your day from an outside perspective.
  27. Are you happy in current relationship? What do you need change or improve?
  28. Sit outside. Write down everything you hear. How do the sounds make you feel? Why?
  29. What were you doing 7am, 11am, 1pm, and 6 pm?
  30. What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
  31. What do hope to accomplish in the last 6 months of 2021?

May Drawing Prompts

 May is finally here! A new month is the perfect time to get creative! Are you ready to draw? Whether you use markers, pens, pencils, chalk, or crayons, drawing is a fun activity for the whole family. Do you need some drawing inspiration? Check out the following list.

  1. Self-Portrait
  2. Flowers
  3. Bugs
  4. Clouds
  5. Animal
  6. Pattern
  7. Love
  8. Feathers
  9. Mother (Happy Mother’s Day in the USA. Draw a picture for your mom or mother figure in your life)
  10. Sun
  11. Mushrooms
  12. House
  13. Nature Scene
  14. Cars
  15. Street Scene
  16. An Event
  17. Landmark
  18. Made Up Land
  19. Galaxy
  20. Bubbles
  21. Five
  22. Family
  23. Jelly Fish
  24. Cactus
  25. Candy
  26. Balloons
  27. Made Up Animal or Creature
  28. Underground
  29. Train
  30. Garden
  31. Your Choice

May Photo Prompts

Happy 1st day of May! Are you ready for some photo prompts to inspire you throughout the month? Check out the following list for inspiration.

  1. Selfie
  2. May Flowers
  3. Favorite Thing
  4. Family
  5. Old
  6. Reflection
  7. Nature
  8. 3 of a Kind
  9. Mother
  10. Low Light
  11. Broken
  12. 4 pm
  13. Whimsy
  14. New
  15. Colorful
  16. Favorite Meal
  17. Fuzzy
  18. Monochrome
  19. Clouds
  20. Love
  21. Water
  22. Shapes
  23. Patterns
  24. Sunset/Sunrise
  25. Ground Level
  26. Eye Level
  27. Rooftop
  28. In-Between
  29. Streets
  30. Movement
  31. Black & White

Celebrate Earth Day 2021

Today, April 22, is Earth Day! Started in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day is an annual event. Earth Day focuses on the growing need to take care of the environment for future generations.

Do you want to do your part to help the environment? Keep in mind; the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. If you need further ideas to help celebrate Earth Day beyond April 22, check out the following list.

Image by r1g00 from Pixabay
  1. Set Up Recycling (Buy bins to set up a recycling area in your home or business. When the bin is full, simply drop off the contents at your local recycling center.)
  2. Reduce Energy Consumption Use Cold Water for Laundry
  3. Hang Clothes on a Line to Dry
  4. Shop for Eco-Friendly Products
  5. Use Reusable Cloth Not Paper Towels
  6. Invest in Rechargeable Batteries
  7. Install Energy Efficient Lightbulbs
  8. Join a Carpool (if possible)
  9. Go Paperless with Monthly Billing Statements
  10. Recycle Unusable Electronic Devices
  11. Plant a Garden, Trees, or Flowers
  12. Shop at a Farmer’s Market
  13. Serve a Meatless Meal (at least once a week)
  14. Become a Secondhand Guru (Skip buying new when possible)
  15. Set Up a Garage Sale
  16. Volunteer for Local Community Cleanup Projects or Garden Projects
  17. Skip Single-Use Plastic
  18. Donate to Environmentally Friendly Causes
  19. Become an Advocate for a Cleaner Environment
  20. Get Outdoors and Enjoy

Family Friendly Earth Day Activities

Earth Day, April 22, is only a couple days away. Engage in family activities to mark this year’s Earth Day. Are you looking for some ideas on how to celebrate Earth Day 2021 as a family? Check out the following suggestions.

  1. Go Hiking: Get outdoors and go hiking. If you first starting out, research local hiking trails in your area. There are numerous trails for beginners. The easier trails are perfect for a family outing. Remember to take the necessary equipment, start slow, and enjoy the scenery.
  2. Go for a Nature Walk: Another way to enjoy trails at local parks is going for a nature walk. Make a list of items you hope to see in nature. Play a game to find different types of animals, leaves, rocks, insects, plants, and more.
  3. Plant Flowers: Buy seeds to plant flowers in pots or outdoors. For added fun, paint or decorate the pots before planting the seeds.
  4. Bird Feeding Station: Create a bird feeding station in your yard. Add a bird bath, bird houses, and bird feeders to a safe area to attract birds.
  5. Go Bird Watching:  If you cannot set up your own back yard bird sanctuary, find a local park to search for birds in your area.
  6. Join a Cleanup: Check out your local Earth Day community events and volunteer. Numerous areas are holding community cleanups. Join the cleanup effort as a family project.
  7. Go for a Bike Ride: Dust off your bicycles and go for a ride.          
  8. Unplug: Shut off your computer and other electronic devices for an hour or the entire day.
  9. Take Photos: Grab your phone or favorite camera and photograph the world around you.
  10. Hug a Tree: Yes, seriously, hug a tree. Discover the different trees in your area. If the weather permits, take a picnic. Just sit and enjoy your time outdoors.
  11. Make a Video: Document nature and the environment.
  12. Make an Eco-Friendly Pledge: As a family make a pledge to do better for the environment, then come up with a list of ideas.

Remember, have fun!                                          

Earth Day Drawing Prompts

An annual event, Earth Day occurs on April 22. If you cannot get outdoors to celebrate Earth Day or participate in a community cleanup event, focus on the beauty of the planet through art. Drawing is a wonderful way to celebrate the planet Earth. Turn Earth Day into a family activity, make posters, and share your art on social media.

 Do you need some Earth Day drawing inspiration? Check out the following prompts to get you started.

  1. Earth
  2. Trees
  3. Deer
  4. Volcano
  5. Fish
  6. Grass
  7. Turtle
  8. Ladybug
  9. Sun
  10. Water
  11. Mountains
  12. Pinecone
  13. Clouds
  14. Paths
  15. Rocks
  16. Bear
  17. Weather
  18. Leaves
  19. Flowers
  20. Bird
  21. Wild Animal
  22. Squirrel
  23. Nature Scene
  24. Butterfly or Dragonfly
  25. Frog
  26. Recycle
  27. Don’t Pollute
  28. Cleanup

20 Earth Day Photo Prompts

April 22, 2021 is Earth Day. The annual holiday recognizes the need to preserve the planet for future generations. Grab your camera or cell. Go outdoors and document the beautiful world around you. Share your photos on social media to help promote the natural beauty of the Earth.  

Do you need some photo inspiration? Check out the following Earth Day photo prompts.

  1. Photo of yourself outside
  2. Clouds
  3. Weather
  4. Trees
  5. Hiking or Walking Trail
  6. Rocks or Stones
  7. Wild Animal (Remember to keep a safe distance)
  8. Leaves
  9. Wildflowers
  10. Birds
  11. Landscape
  12. Waterscape
  13. Hills or Mountain
  14. Blades of Grass
  15. Sunrise or Sunset
  16. Night
  17. Butterfly or Other Flying Insect
  18. Dirt, Mud, or Sand
  19. Frogs or Turtles
  20. Need for Conservation

Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day

Are you looking for inspiration to celebrate Earth Day? Check out the following quotes. Each are perfect for Earth Day, April 22, 2021.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 
  1. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”-John Muir
  3. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”-Gandhi
  4. “I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.”– Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  5. “When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.” —Alanis Obomsawin
  6. “Time spent among trees is never time wasted.” —Katrina Mayer
  7. “Most of us are familiar with recycle and reusing, but how often do we think of the third R – REDUCE? ‘Reduce’ is probably the most important of the three Rs because, if we reduced, it would limit the need to recycle and reuse.” -Catherine Pulsifer
  8. “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”-Rachel Carson
  9. The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson
  10. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
  11. “Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.”Scott Peters
  12. “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” -Henry David Thoreau
  13. “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.” —John James Audubon
  14. “An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” —David Attenborough
  15. “Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”-Walt Whitman
  16. “We need the tonic of wildness—to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.” —Henry David Thoreau
  17. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” —Sylvia Plath
  18. “Earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. “The good man is the friend of all living things.”Gandhi
  20. “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” Theodore Roosevelt
  21. “Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns from yachting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall
  23. There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society, where none intrudes by the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but nature more.” – Lord Byron
  24. “To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.” —Bill Nye
  25. “Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth.”-David Sarnoff

Rebecca Reviewed It: Accio! The House Pride Box

Today’s unboxing review is of the Accio! Box: The House Pride box. Now, this is only my second subscription box from Accio. So far, I am enjoying the products. I even continued my subscription for next month. For me, continuing a subscription is high praise.

Last month, the box arrived late due to manufacturer’s delay. But, I loved the communication from Accio. I received emails describing the delay. And, for a bonus the Accio team enclosed a special treat in their April Box. I found the entire process extremely professional. Of course, I loved receiving the extra surprise. I plan to snack on the candy while watching, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows later tonight.

April’s Accio! Box

Now, if you have not received your April’s box, please stop reading. Because the rest of the blog contains spoilers.

House Pride Pennant Sticker

The sticker an Accio! box exclusive. Since I am a proud Hufflepuff, my sticker is yellow and black.

House Shield Sunglasses

At the temple of these sunglasses is a small badger representing Hufflepuff. I like these sunglasses. Reminds me of the cheesy sunglasses I use to buy at the fair or dollar store. I am definitely going to wear this pair of sunglasses over the summer.

House Mascot Cotton Backpack

The high-quality backpack is perfect for day trips or overnight stays.

Wizard Sports Striped Socks

I can never have too many socks especially in House colors.

Varsity Letter Patch

I love the varsity letter patch. I am going to have to get a jean jacket or other type of outer wear just to add the patch.

House Unity Tee

The high-quality t-shirt designed by Lauren Fairweather is my favorite addition to April’s Accio! box. I just love the message.

As I mentioned, I already subscribed to next months box. I am curious to see the upcoming theme. Yes, I fully recommend this subscription box to any Harry Potter fan.