You know those times when things have really taken a hold, when everything feels overwhelming, you’re foggy headed, there’s no clarity in your thinking, your body feels heavy, even forming a sentence feels like climbing Mount Everest. This is your mind, body and spirit yelling STOP! You’ve gone way past the point of just feeling a little bit stressed.
The only benefit of reaching that state is to remind you of the importance of PREVENTATIVE self-care. Self-care isn’t for only when you hit the wall, it’s part of maintaining a balanced way of being.
Sometimes the idea of self-care feels like a chore, but self-care doesn't have to be about adding anything to your life. (After all, adding something else to your ever-expanding to do list can be quite overwhelming!)
Self-care can be about eliminating or letting go of things too, for example:
decluttering physical spaces.
decluttering your mind through journaling.
saying no to things that are weighing you down.
releasing any energetic loose ends you have (e.g. letting go of the need to punish yourself because you started something 2 years ago and haven’t finished it - if you don't want to do it - let it go!)
Self-care doesn’t have to cost anything or even be an activity in itself. Self-care can just be about BEING not doing. For example:
breathing exercises are a great form of self-care. Minimal effort, zero cost, takes no time at all.
laying in a sun puddle on the living room floor with the dog. Bliss!
I invite you to consider what preventative self-care you can incorporate into your life.
Find your thing.
Take care of yourself in a way that’s right for you.
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