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.