This is a little reminder to up your selfcare. :-)
Over the last weeks I was working on a project where I had to think about selfcare ALOT.
I just published a little booklet in German that’s all about selfcare. If you do read German or are just curious, you can take a peek HERE.
But the thing is, as the deadline drew closer and there was still so much to be done … what did I drop first? Even though I was reading, writing and thinking about it all the time? Of course. My selfcare. And what happened?
I did not feel good, I got even a bit sick, and my mood was of course nowhere near where it should be. I did not enjoy life, bitched at my husband and kids, and simply did not feel like my usual self. (I really hate that feeling.)
There is no right time for selfcare. It is ALWAYS time for selfcare. Selfcare is not the luxury you add on top of a good day.
Selfcare is the underlying foundation of everything else.
Yes, I know. I probably will have to re-learn this lesson over and over and over again. Cause even though I know by now how important selfcare is for me, my well-being and ultimatley everyone around me – I still forget.
I still work too much or too late. Or both.
I still eat in a rush cause I want to finish something for work and did not take the time for lunch that I should.
I still skip my yoga or meditation when I think I’m short on time.
I still try to „push through“ when there is alot to do.
Yesterday I stopped. Even though I had a gazillion things to do – I took a break – or rather – I slowed down. I meditated first thing in the morning, I ate my lunch outside in the yard on the swing, I read a chapter in my fav book on my way to pick up my son instead of doing work on the train … and you know what? Yes, I did not get everything done that I wanted to.
BUT – noone died! Everything is still fine. AND when I went to bed in the evening I actually felt good. Not completely exhausted and edgy and irritable. But good.
So, this is my gentle reminder for you to take better care of yourself today. TODAY!
What will you do? Tell me in the comments?
Will you drink an extra glass of water? Sit for 10 minutes in the sun? Or just stop working early? Can not wait to read your comments!