Self care has become my ‘thing’ to helping me become balance and centered. With most women working, furthering their degrees or careers, being a wife, mom, managing household chores, planning, and developing the life you want it can be overwhelming and sometimes takes the best of us. We may even lose who we are or change into a totally different person.
So How Does One Get Centered and rebalanced?
- Lose Yourself. In order to find yourself you have to lose yourself, be lost, ungrounded, and charkas out of tune. Once you can recognize that you are not you, then you can change.
- Put Yourself First. In order to take care of yourself you must become selfish. Learn to say no to others, do what you want, reflect on the times you said yes but really wanted to say no and how that outcome affected your mood, balance, and life. As a wife, mom, and nurse we sometimes cannot always say no to the needs of others we are caring for, but remember that in order for you to take care of others you must first be healthy.
- Daily Self Care. Think about what has brought you happiness, overwhelming joy, or a big smile in the past? Daily self care will be different for us all and may be as simple as a shower alone for a busy mom. My personal daily rituals include early morning coffee alone as a time for reflection, meditation, taking a walk outside, positive self talk, gardening, refraining from social media, and putting my phone aside throughout the day.
- 2-3 Times a Week Self Care. Think about getting your mind and body moving together. Try incorporating yoga, barre, Pilates, or even lifting into your routine but making sure you are present in the mind body connection. Let your breath and energy flow through you to where you feel centered, present, and happy. All you need is ten minutes a day to wake up your muscles and bring oxygen and energy into your body.
- Weekly Self Care. What is one thing you can do every week for yourself? Massage, acupuncture, chiropractor, sauna, Reiki, meeting up with a friend.
- Get Grounded. Connect with the Earth. Go to your favorite spot, the beach, mountains, lake, or park. Take your shoes off and get your feet or hands connected with the earth. Walk barefoot in the sand, grass, or dirt, play in the garden soil without gloves and tee the energy coming into you. Or if you are short on time you can purchase grounding mats, sheets, blankets, and pillow cases online. (I am a firm believer in the positive effects of grounding).
- Be Gentle With Yourself. It will take time to find and reclaim yourself again.
I have personally found that adding these Self Care rituals to my life has brought me peace, comfort, a smile to my face and has helped me remember who I am and what I love.