Why is it that we are so damn hard on ourselves?
Why do we wait until we are literally at our breaking point or something goes wrong with our health to heal ourselves?
Yesterday I woke up and was feeling somewhat blue and overwhelmed. I wasn’t sure what was going on but I knew how I felt. Considering that I teach people the importance of feeling your feelings, I took some time to just sit and feel my emotions. As I sat, this thought came to me, ‘What have you done for YOU lately?’
Let’s face it, we spend a great deal of our time taking care of others; we take care of our children, our spouses, our pets, our parents or extended family, and sometimes even our co-workers (or in my case, my students). But WHEN do we stop to re-fuel our own tanks?!
I immediately got my butt off the couch and called a spa in the area. I decided that I was going for a facial!
It took me a while to settle in and relax but this facial included a hand, foot and shoulder massage so I had some help on my journey to relaxation!
As I laid there allowing myself to be pampered, I began to feel that I was re-fueling my own tank. Hmmm, imagine that, taking an hour for yourself to just be pampered? I have to say it was the best decision I made.
Now, I’m not saying that you should ‘check out’ whenever you feel blue or overwhelmed, but what I am saying is that we need to feel our feelings and honor ourselves more often.
Maybe a facial won’t do it for you. Perhaps a walk in nature, some meditation, a trip to the bookstore or a night listening to music would re-fuel your tank.
It doesn’t really matter what you do to re-fuel yourself. Instead, what matters is that you take the time to do so.
Do you know what the best part of my day was yesterday?
It was when I came home and I was in a much better place for my son…
We somehow began talking about soccer and he said that he feels proud of himself because he scores goals.
I smiled and then he continued with, “Mom, do you know why I score goals?”
I responded, “Because you’re good?”
He smiled and said, “Nope! It’s because I believe in myself. You taught me that Mom. Thanks!”
Take time for you so that you can be YOUR best, because the truth is, we are teaching our children how to take care of themselves with our every move.
Lots of Love & Tons of Light,