SO . . . how did you do last week?
Did you listen to me and make yourself a priority?
Did you listen to what your body and spirit were whispering to you? (She WILL tell you exactly what she needs.)
OR . . . did you convince yourself that, “I’ll take care of myself AFTER . . .” the toilets are scrubbed, phone calls made, errands completed, work emails written, garage swept and dog disinfected? And then the “taking care of yourself” part never happened, because you were just too damn tired.
Yeah, I get that.
I’m here to tell you . . . it’s OK if you’re having a hard time putting yourself first on your “to do” list. It takes practice and patience to nourish yourself and make yourself a priority!
Some days nourishing yourself will feel easy and natural, other times you will fall flat on your face in a puddle of your never ending “to do” lists, commitments and piles of laundry.
Don’t worry . . . I won’t let you stay down there for long, I’m here to help!
Let’s talk about how to kick ass as a human being through my first Bliss Element . . . loving yourself.
Loving yourself can look like . . .
Allowing yourself to be ok with where you are right now.
Letting go of the self judgement and “mean girl” mind chatter.
Thanking your beautiful body for getting you through the day (fat thighs and all).
Learning how to create your own joy.
Honoring your daily rituals that keep your eyes shining brightly and your feet grounded.
How to love yourself can look like . . .
Savoring that first cup of coffee in the morning, instead of gulping it down while hustling everyone out the door.
Getting yourself to your morning spin class even though you are disgusted with yourself for eating a bag of potato chips last night.
Forgiving yourself for eating that bag of potato chips last night, and knowing you can always push the “reset” button!
Allowing yourself a few moments to take some deep breaths to clear your head and settle your spirit (you can do this even while you wait in the school pick up line or on a conference call).
Shutting AND locking the bathroom door (it’s ok to love yourself enough to do your business alone)!
Being good company to yourself (no “mean girl” mind chatter).
Making a list of 10 things you genuinely like about yourself (I think you’ll be surprised).
I could go on and on (I’ve barely scratched the surface) but I think you get the idea!
If you are craving more . . . stay tuned for details about my “Virtual Gathering” coming up in May: “Just BE . . . The Five Bliss Elements that will Help you Kick Butt as a Human Being!”
So my beautiful tribe . . . what will you do this week to love yourself a bit more??
This is what I’m doing . . .
Spin class, spin class and more spin class.
NOT stepping on the scale everyday.
Patting myself on the back for making time to write to my beautiful tribe!
Reading a book before bed then turning out the light early.
Enjoying the croissants my son makes without feeling guilty about the calories.
Believing that I am doing the best that I can in this moment.
Let me know what you are doing to love yourself. My favorite part of the day is seeing my beautiful tribe in my inbox . . . so don’t be shy!