Can I be honest I do not even know why I am doing this.
I do not write anymore, but here I am carving out a blog post about Self Care on the first Sunday in 2021.
I must be out of my mind I do not… say it with me I Do NOT need another thing on my plate. Nor another thing to be responsible for. Not another thing that people will expect from me… Ugghhhh!!
But here we are.
I’ll be the first to raise my hand and say “my life is busy. I don’t really have time for self-care.”
But to be totally transparent. It is a lie.
If I can binge watch an entire tv series in 2 days, then I can muster up 30 to 60 minutes to take care of myself.
Self-care for me is about renewing my mind, my heart, my spirit.
The older I get the more I am understanding the power of Self Care.
Lets start here Mark 12:31 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[a] There is no commandment greater than these.”. I know we usually hear this in relationship as to how we are to treat others. Can we focus on the “as yourself” part for a moment? Yep, the whole “Love your neighbor as yourself. I know we normally gloss over it, but I want you to know that you are supposed to love yourself, take care of yourself and be okay with yourself. So, this is our floor today on which we will stand. Even the Bible say's love yourself.
Today give yourself permission to take 30-60 minutes to take care of yourself. Whether it is with a cup of coffee or a large glass of wine. Whether it involves a long soak in the tub or a mani /pedi. It may include curling up with a great book or heck a great person (for that matter.) LOL
Anyway, you find to do it… Just Do it, Here are five suggestions.
Unplug for an hour. Switch everything to airplane mode and free yourself from the constant bings of social media and email.
Dance. Put on your favorite upbeat record and twerk that thang.
Check in with your emotions. Sit quietly and just name without judgment what you’re feeling.
Have a self-date. Spend an hour alone doing something that nourishes you (reading, your hobby, visiting a museum or gallery, etc.)
Give your body a treat. Pick something from your wardrobe that feels great next to your skin.
Bye for now,
Your friend Cass