You need to make time for you. You need to take care of you. If you don’t you end feeling exhausted, taken for granted, angry, hurt, jealous and that’s just a few. And your self care has to come from the heart. So often in my practice I listen to the stories why self doesn’t work. Of course, if you are just going through the motions, it doesn’t work. I use to be that way too. I didn’t quite understand, that self care had to come from my heart to nurture my soul. It was what feeds me and it changes from day to day, from hour to hour.
1. Intention: What is the purpose of yourself care. What service is it providing you? Self-care is a tool to nurture your soul. To connect to you. To honor and love you. What do you need today? Start here. The intention for self-care is to give you what you need moment by moment.
2. Permission: Give yourself permission to give yourself what you need. To ask for what you need. You matter. You deserve to feel fabulous.
3. Honoring: Honor yourself and what you need. Don’t down play it or second guess it. How often have you needed a nap and instead pushed through feeling exhausted and taken advantage of? Take your nap, you’ll feel better and perform better.
4. Ritual: Create a ritual around self-care. Make it a habit. Check in with yourself daily. What do you need today? How can you honor you today? How can you make yourself care a sacred ritual that honors and fulfills you on a soul level?
Remember self-care is the act of self-love. You deserve your love more than anyone else! When you love you, life gets better.
What is your favorite self-care rituals? If you are struggling with self-love or care, please contact me, I’d love to help.
Next week: self care suggestions