The Importance of Self-Care

I came home from Maui with a plan and the excitement was seeping from my pores. I finally knew what I needed to do and I had a plan. I set goals and was doing well with achieving them. Then things changed. It wasn’t one thing, it was simply life. It got in the way of my plans.
My intentions were good and pure, but I needed myself more. I started feeling overwhelmed and tired. I wasn’t sure what was happening to me but my body was telling me I needed to slow down. So I did what I do best and listened to my body.
I’m in extreme self-care mode. All else comes next. I’m in the process of restructuring life to allow as much self-care as I need, which is more on some days than others. The key for me has been flexibility. Not every day is a guarantee so I do what I can when I can. I’m grateful for the productive days but I am learning to be just as grateful for the lazy ones. 
Our bodies are powerful and somehow know what we need when our brains fail to recognize it. I have never been so in tune with my body. I feel deep gratitude for this temple of life housing my soul and will treat it with nothing but the respect it deserves.
Every day is a new opportunity to achieve greatness. When I wake up well and energetic, I embrace the opportunity to create something special. 
I’m still working on the art of extreme self-care but so far it involves eating when I’m hungry, napping when I’m tired or meditating when I can’t sleep. It involves deep gratitude for each moment and focusing on being present. Im simply taking care of me and allowing myself to BE in this moment called NOW. 
How do you excise self-care? What are you doing to take care of yourself today?
Much Love XO

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