I’m 49, soon to be 50. I’m bumbling along like everyone else. We don’t get a how to manual for life handed to us. We learn as we go. We do the best we can. We gain insights from experience-the greatest teacher.
In my soon to be published book I talk about the importance of self care and what that actually looks like at a deeper level, beyond the surface things like having a bubble bath. Don't get me wrong. A bubble bath is a great way to relax and unwind. It's just that self care is more than a one off. It's an everyday practice. It's not something you squeeze in when you can. Self care is a priority.
In my book I use the acronym CARE to convey four main points of self care.
It took me a few lessons in life to recognize I wasn’t giving myself the self care I needed. After my awakenings in 2015 I wasn’t able to keep up with the demands I had put on myself. My awakenings were gifted to me by divine design so I would turn inward. You can only chase ambition from a place a lack and wounding for so long until you burn yourself out.
Today, I spend more time resting, reflecting, and recharging. In 2021 reduced my workload. I reduced my workload for my health and wellbeing and to balance my energy. I’m blessed to have a simple yet rich life full of purpose, peace, and happiness.
- Do you always say yes to please others?
- Are you always on the go?
- Do you prioritize time to rest, reflect, and recharge?