As we get through these weeks now months of life-changing circumstances, we are presented the opportunity to expand ourselves. Expand? No not our waistlines, but our minds, our daily activities, our habits, our reactions, our creations, our food choices, our environments, the relationships we have with people, and most importantly the relationship we have with our SELF. My belief is that when we get our SELF in tip top working order THEN we have the full capacity to truly be helpful while we are HERE on EARTH and also be truly happy.
You are not alone in this journey and I think it is a MIRACLE that we are all in the same boat TOGETHER! I wish you could see from my eyes what I see going on in the world right now. Yes I know there is disease and sadness and anxiety and anger and many other not so good feelings and moments. BUT! Darkness is always followed by Light and this light is Soooooo beautiful! People taking time to connect, smile, laugh, catch up, swap stories, try new things, getting creative, and most of all questioning ourselves about happiness and health. This situation is pushing us to be happy, to be love, to be support, to be compassion, to be healthy. Collectively we are showing each other our “SELF” virtually. It’s beautiful! I could go on and on really. There are so many other layers that I see, this is just one layer.
This brings me to my topic of SELF-CARE. It seems selfish. Yes. That’s ok. Why? Because at the end of the day you are your MOST helpful to those around you when YOU are able to BE the best version of your SELF. So as we all move ourselves to our BEST, I thought I would share a list of ideas what self-care might be include. Long story short, I think self-care is doing and being what makes you FEEL good long term. Go with flow and what comes to mind rather than overthinking it. Lose the list of “to-do’s” and just work on BEING happy and healthy to get started. Re-curring patterns will soon develop that actually FEEl GOOD and don’t feel like you have to do it.