Words To Live By – Unknown

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I don’t dread Monday like so many people do. I’m a big lover of the fresh start and for me, each Monday is a clean slate. This one is kinda a big deal though. I’ve been mulling around some thoughts about the state of my life.  Certain aspects that need tending to.

I’ve worked so hard over the last couple of years to tend to my mind and spirit. I’ve seen the incredible benefits of mediation and eft tapping.  I’ve read countless books and articles on OCD, anxiety, loving yourself, letting go of toxic relationships and self care in general.

I feel strong mentally and emotionally.  I’m far from perfect. I still have to practice all of those things, but I DO practice them quite naturally now.

The one area of my life that I can’t get a hold of is my weight and over-all physical health. Later today I’m going to be very honest with you about my situation and what I’m going to do about it. I’ve decided that it’s time to finally own up to my reality. Maybe it will help someone else…wouldn’t that be great? I know it will help me.

I chose this quote because I thought the message was lovely.  To fall in love with self care is something we all could benefit from. To truly feel at peace with putting yourself  first. To allow the time and energy it takes to do that….

Not many of us are consistent in this. Most of us are VERY good at caring for others. We do it without a second thought. Being selfless is actually kind of easy when we are doing it for those that we love. But shouldn’t we be on our list as well? Shouldn’t we be just as important as our families and friends?

I think it’s tough for a lot of us to prioritize self care. It seems selfish and time consuming. It feels like we could be getting so much stuff done in the time it takes to take a long bath…meditate….go for a walk….read a book in bed…..and so on.

What we all need to learn is that the 30 minute bath or 15 minute walk around the neighborhood fill us up. These little things, make us feel good and cared for. That time allows us a moment to just breathe and be. Those moments add up and in time they make it easier for us to deal with problems and the curve balls life throws at us. Those moments also fill us up with energy that can be used to care for others without depleting our tanks.

Self care benefits everyone. Fall in love with it and you can change your world.

Happy Monday!

nikkisig


17 thoughts on “Words To Live By – Unknown

  1. This is so so true, Nikki! I totally get what you mean about it feeling selfish when we take that time for ourselves. Someone once told me that resting and allowing ourselves to refuel allows us to make an even impact with others when we pour into them. The quality of the time we can give is enhanced when we allow ourselves some of that quantity of time. Thanks for your thoughts and being vulnerable ❤ You certainly give a great deal to us, your readers!

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    1. Oh thank you Mack. I agree with your someone. If our tanks are empty we can’t possibly be any good to others. It’s so strange to feel selfish in taking care of ourselves…but many, many, many of us do. We need to stop that! 😉

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  2. Thank you for this Nikki. I believe that your journey will be helpful to others, certainly to me! My focus is one of Self care also, it’s so important. In my spiritual practice, one of the foundations is that we need to take care of ourselves so that we can help to take care of others.
    You rock! Blessings ❤

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  3. So true Nikki…it’s soo easy for us to take care and look after others (especially if you’re a mom and wife) and we put ourselves last. But the thing is we have to be the best of ourselves so we could give the best of us! Whenever I put it this way, I dont feel guilty having my “me time” anymore 😊

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