Another idea that can set parents back in their self care is that of it needing to take place away from home for it to count such as through an exercise session at a gym, social time at a restaurant/bar, treatments at a spa or being up to our eyebrows with fun and relaxation when away at a thoroughly planned and much anticipated vacation. Both approaches lean towards a perfectionist view and result in parents not even bothering with treating themselves unless it fits those standards. These beliefs further deprive parents of seeing the abundance that can be done with the pockets of time being offered in their lives right now. … More How A Small Jar Can Lead to Enormous Well Being
In the beginning of making these morning habits, there were many stops and starts. In having to trudge through, once again, the phase of being a groggy mess all day because my body was up earlier, it was that giddiness in my belly from remembering how good it felt to see that radiant, unfailing, burning constant rise up the day before, that motivated me to continue.
“The silence in the morning holds lots of expectations and is more hopeful than the silence at night.” – Victoria Durnak⠀ … More 12 Sites To Support You On Your Path to Morning Self Care
That I was the core influence on my life was my first important insight in this process. It was a heavy load to carry when I saw how much I didn’t like. On the flip side it was empowering to realize that to the same extent that I created such mind numbing self sabotage, with some elbow grease, I could just as well make things life giving and vital. I needed to change me though, to change these outcomes. … More How To Jump Start Into Better Habits With a Life Review
Let’s be real here, we all have busy days that seem to snowball together, where un planned things happen and there’s an urgency in getting important things done. At these times it’s easy to have the fury of the moment crowd out (in your eyes) the value of this practice. When IN this “busy and overwhelmed vortex” you will definitely not be feeling the need for it. This is where the value of physical cues serves us. … More 15 Ways to Make Gratitude a Habit
I had to get brutally honest about my limits and work with them as opposed to force myself to follow my own made up standard of where I SHOULD be. I was not the cold turkey type of person that had a will of iron and made big changes easily and permanently. I had to work at it at a pace that worked for me … More Stopping the Madness of Perfection: Part 2, Tiny Steps