I’ve been thinking a lot about self care recently. What is it for me? Is it giving myself a break and pampering myself? Is it doing something that brings joy, but could be the furthest thing from pampering i.e. paddling for 7 hours? Is it holding space for myself to just be.
Yes to all of the above AND I’m also coming to see that at this point in my journey self care is also pushing myself to move forward, to continue to grow and expand. It’s not letting myself off the hook or enabling myself to be less than my very best.
Losing Alison was horrible, it is all the reason I ever need to give myself permission to be gentle and patient with myself and not push myself. But I also choose not to be a victim of my life experiences. There are times in the past when I’ve used losing Alison as my trump card to justify not living life fully. So self care for me is doing whatever it takes to enjoy and embrace living life fully. With joy. With purpose. Even when that means pushing myself to the next level.
What is self care for you? If you don’t have an answer I strongly encourage you to discover how to best take care of yourself. And schedule some time for it in your calendar within the next week.
Peace and aloha,