This time last year, I was complaining of being stuck in a rut and bored with how planned and predictable my life had seemed at the time. My how life likes to have fun with us some years. Now, one year later, I am so thankful for the opportunity to get back into a regular, healthy routine of life again! Work has picked back up and life if keeping me busy with things I enjoy.
The pressure I have been putting on myself lately seems to be finally lifting; as if I had a slow release valve attached to me somewhere. I am starting to look at things differently, as one does after your conscience has been expanded. It seems, I did not even realize how much stress I was putting upon myself until I finally worked at finding some much-needed peace. Getting back to work and helping others is also helping me do this.
I have finally realized that I have not been making time for myself. It’s been a long while since I had taken the time to get a massage, my haircut, and toenails done. I have a drawer full of beauty masks from Sephora, just waiting for me to take the time and use them. I woke up today feeling stiff, sore, and old. I am not old. It was just my body saying “Hey! Hey! Remember me?! Let’s hang out.”
It just so happens that I did not have any clients scheduled today but still plenty to do. I decided today, was the day, I’m going to tend to me. As I write this blog, I am sporting a Boscia, Luminizing Black peel-off Mask, to minimize pores and exfoliate. This afternoon I plan to follow it up with a hydrating mask; laying in bed and listening to a Yoga Nidra guided meditation. I am doing my best to indulge in some ‘me time’ and still get things done. I am choosing to fully enjoy some quiet time and tea.
I had forgotten how nice it is to just make time to relax and take care of myself. I know I should do it more often and that my body is worth taking time to keep it feeling its best. I realize I must take more time each day to get out of my head and moving in my body. It is so important to be consistent in tending to your physical needs. This realization is what urged me to call and scheduled a massage. I recommend you do that today! I bet your Massage Therapist misses you too.
Although I know how important self-care is, I don’t always make it a priority to practice. That’s why I am writing today to remind myself and you also!
It’s okay and important to take time for yourself. You deserve it, you are worth it! I love you!
Wishing you an abundance of magical blessings!
Emy Minzel ~ Adventure Sister
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