Place your hand on your chest and the other on your stomach. Gently close your eyes and take a deep, full breath.
For this minute, let go of whatever feels heavy. Give it time and everything will fall into place. You have been amazingly strong doing hard things. The most interesting and resilient souls are the ones who have been through thunderstorms and came out of it still smiling and wanting to give to others.
Like the inward and outward movement of the ocean tides, life is full of ebbs and flows. There are moments when life easily flows, but also times of ebbs when life is unpredictable.
When life gets difficult, I hope you allow yourself to rest and take time to heal. I am sending you a gentle reminder that you deserve to be enveloped with love and warmth. You deserve time to take care of yourself. Let’s stop wearing burnout and being overworked as a badge of honor.
When my soul is drained and needs rest I focus on one step at a time.
Below are some self-care routine suggestions, that can help you fill your empty cup.
Nourishing Your Body
This component of self-care focuses on taking care of your physical body. When we think about nourishing our body, most often two things come to mind: exercise and food. What's something that makes your body feel good?
Nourishing Your Mind
Instead of trying to forget about the stresses of the day, distracting you mind might be easier. That could be reading, listening or watching things that bring your pleasure, talking to whose company we enjoy or maybe playing a games or doing a puzzle. Anything that takes your mind off of the daily hurdles. What's something that makes you laugh out loud?
Nourishing Your Soul
Nourishing your soul can mean many things. To break it down a little, it is to cherish and feed it mindfulness, positive thinking and intentional self-care. When is the last time you said something nice and kind about yourself?
Health is much more than just physical health. Mental, emotional, social, spiritual wellbeing are all just as important as physical health. Take a moment and think about those things that add to YOUR cup and make a promise to yourself (that you will keep) to regularly fill your cup with everything that makes you feel good.
What is something you know for sure that always fills your cup?