Self-care isn’t selfish.
I took the day off work yesterday to hang out with my brother who is home from Toronto for a visit.
It felt so good to have a laid back day to walk in the woods, visit the beach and hang out with our grandmother and her cat Hun Bun.
It was nice to go at a slower pace. That is something my soul is craving more and more.
There have been many times in my life when I ignored my need for self-care. If I had time, I thought I could be productive.
When I take time to meet my own needs, I feel more calm and peace. I’m more present. I’m a better friend, sister, lover, daughter, employee, yoga teacher.
I can give more. I can give better. I can serve others better.
One of my primary goals in my yoga class is to allow people to settle down, to relax, to be fully present in class and to follow their intuition as they move through the postures.
I know how important that is in my own life. I know how important it is to walk my talk. I know how important it is to teach from experience.
What do you need to do for yourself today? What do you wish you could do?
What is holding you back? Time? Energy? Fear of judgement? Guilt? Obligation? Too much work?
How many of those ideas about why you can’t are actually true? Could they possibly be untrue? Or way overblown in your mind?
If you were able to take better care of yourself, do something for yourself – how would things change? Would your stress level drop? Would you get more rest? Would you experience an emotional or relational connection that your heart is aching for?
How would meeting that need change things? Would you be more present for your family? Would you feel more sane? Would you make yourself a priority and be a better example for those in your life?
Let yourself be a priority.
Let your needs be important.
Take care of yourself.
Show up how you want to show up.
You don’t need to always be ‘doing something’ to prove your worth.
You are worthy.
You are enough.
You are deserving.
Just as you are.
Take care of yourself. Make yourself a priority. Now is the time to start creating the life you want to live.
Much love ❤