Updated: Jun 8
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.
You believe in preventative healthcare for pets, providing advice to owners on what could happen if their Labrador puts on a few more pounds and how to tackle it now before it becomes a problem. (Sorry Labradors ). Doing routine checks to make sure that happy looking cat doesn’t have any sneaky liver problems (I know they are good at not showing symptoms until it’s too late!)
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!) It can be about eliminating or letting go of things too:
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. Self-care can be about BEING not doing:
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 how you can incorporate preventative self-care into your life.
Find your thing.
Take care of yourself in a way that’s right for you.
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