So many of us have so much on our plate that we often don’t notice when we’ve been neglecting to take care of someone really important in our lives…OURSELVES!
In the last few weeks, I’ve found myself feeling less patient…more irritable…and just not feeling like “me” all around. Not until another intense conversation with my Love…and hearing him ask the question, “What are you going to DO to take care of yourself?” did I truly realize that over the last few months I had stopped taking time to take care of myself. To love myself fully…to recharge my battery. In order to reset myself, I’m going to take some time specifically for me and pamper myself in ways that allow me to feel loved – a massage, cooking myself a delicious meal or taking myself out for some sushi (yes, sushi is my comfort food!)…taking a long shower, getting in comfy clothes and reading a book that shifts my energy into that of growth and happiness… By doing this, I’m moving back to a place where I can be the type of partner, mother, friend, sister, and *insert all other things that contribute to how I show up in life* that I LOVE being. I can get back to being and feeling like ME again.
How are you going to take care of yourself today? Remember that when you’re taken care of, you’re in a position to give to others freely and with love and not feeling crabby or irritated. Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be doing something huge…it can be as simple as taking moments to be alone in silence, acknowledging all the hard work you’re doing in your life (be specific with your acknowledgements!), and congratulating yourself for the things you’ve accomplished.
Much love to you!