As a wise man once said “Don’t let yourself get too hungry ,too angry, too lonely or too tired!” Anonymous I got it off my Sayings A Day calendar. It’s very cool – there are no years so you can use it again & again! My friend (part X), Jane Gregoire gave it to me…13-14 years ago! Thanks!
Let’s return to the idea of self-care. Feeding your body and nurturing your soul is important for any time. Self-care, really your wellness has an impact on others. Just taking a deep, cleansing breath…repeat 3 times.-fights stress, slows you down, gives you a chance to stop and admire the decorations! This little breathing moment contributes to your overall sense of wellness and models for others, your family, coworkers…
Self-care is vital for the often stressful Holiday season. We put pressure on ourselves to find that “perfect gift.” And get depressed & frazzled with all the hustle and bustle! Try to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Donate some clothes, toys,and money or your time to a local shelter. You’ll feel more connected,too. I know, another thing to do!
Working, shopping, dealing/enjoying, this can can impact your health both physical and in your soul! Nourish all aspects of that mind/body/spirit relationship! Taking the time to check in with yourself and being mindful of your needs is critical. During the holiday season, you can become sick, get a cold or spike a fever. I was always sick at Christmas-run down from studying for finals, I held of being ill until that last one. I came home to chaos. They waited for us, (I stayed with my boyfriend and his family) to help go out and chop down the Christmas tree! Of course, then, we decorated it and decided where it would go. By that time, I just lay on couch, coughing and sneezing and generally awful. I missed everything-Christmas Eve Mass, opening 1 gift that night, and the holiday, basically. A little self-care before might have helped
Don’t get me wrong, I love this season, most often reading a book inside-much warmer! Cocoa’s good, too. I guess taking care of yourself first and then, taking care of others’ needs…Women are the worst at gifting a season with wellness ) self-care. Everyone should get into the habit of self-care…Managing the frenetic pace is the key. How best to do this/ Self-care.