One thing I’ve realized in keeping up these practices is that our clutter represents our unprocessed stories of desire…Once I let myself feel completely what that cabinet brought up in me, I was then able to let go of that clutter and let in new beautiful things that were appropriate for the new season in my family’s life. The story behind that cabinet was then fully processed. … More How Clutter Sabotages Our Self Care Efforts
The thoughts that arise are simpler and to the point in terms of handling whats in front of me. The best part in which I bask and relish the most, are the in-between moments that are noticeably silent. These moments which include waiting for my gas tank to fill at the station, watching the loading icon turn as I wait for my computer to startup or waiting my turn in a grocery line, are all clusters of moments in my day where my head usually churns with excess chatter. Yet during a fast, those same moments are still and undeniably restoring. … More Why Fasting Can Be a Form Of Deep Self Care
Mathematicians, inventors, poets, scientists, musicians, artists and the like all received their insights, for the most part, when not engrossed in their work. When away and disengaged completely from their craft such as in a bath, while on a walk or riding a bike…They had routines of activity that they discovered, placed them in the sweet spot of being receptive, fully present and at ease. … More How Self Care Cultivates A Clear Mind
Are you heading towards burnout? Is your body telling you it needs more movement because you sit so much at work? Do you need more sleep to recover from too much activity in your day? Have you received some red flags that something has to change soon? Bare bones honesty about why you want more self care will help you commit to it when distractions come around. … More 10 Ways to Stay Committed To Your Self Care
There’s no way around it. Keeping your commitment to your own self care means saying no to the requests that derail you from it. At first it can be downright painful to bear the brunt of peoples disappointment when they receive your “No”. Some people may guilt trip you, others may get … More Self Care Commitment Requires Getting Comfortable Saying “No”
You don’t have to wait to make a massive change until your busy schedule miraculously opens up. An overhaul can begin with one small move today and continue in increments.
In the same way the tortoise won the race and not the hare, what gives big results in the long run is whats manageable and consistent. The giant fell swoops of action that require major life changes can rubberband you right back to where you started because that kind of effort cannot be maintained. … More Why Self Care Is A Marathon And Not A Sprint
We’ve all been there! Your doing your best to prioritize your self care and have a string of days or even weeks under your belt of better sleep, eating, exercise or maybe even journaling and you feel amazing… only to have it interrupted by an important/ urgent “something” that derails you?
The beautiful momentum that was building up is broken and you tailspin into days or even weeks of struggling to get back to that radiant you, that you had caught a glimpse of. … More What Will Non-Self Care Cost You?
I went to school and obtained a degree they wanted, followed by a job they wanted and there I was at 23 on a beautiful spring day in Lakeview, Chicago, struggling to get out of bed and just take a shower…Little did I know I was walking my fragile self into an environment that was only going to test my resilience even further. A few days into the job it became clear that the owner was a hot head and would rage at his employees when mistakes were made. … More How Self Care Extends Way Beyond Stress Relief
Years ago, the winters were times when I’d completely let myself go. The climb back to my self care routines was long and hard. I made a commitment at some point to put more intention into not allowing the derailment get so far and realized my self care needed to be more customized to my seasonal needs … More The Top 12 Most Potent Acts Of Self Care That Keep The Winter Blues Away
I seesawed many times until I realized that their being upset was their business. If I was starting to care for myself, felt the best I ever had, and they didn’t like it, then that said more about them than me…we had been living comfortably in a small box of norms that we created with many silent assumptions. Remaining in that box had become painful, much more painful, then being on the receiving end of their disappointment. … More Are Your Self Care Efforts Rocking The Boat?