I spend most of my time caring for others and I often forget that my needs are important. Let’s just say that I’ve got lots to learn about cultivating self-kindness, accepting where I am and identifying what I need at any given moment. I’m definitely getting better at it, but still I usually push through my to-do list before allowing myself any sense of a break.
On an ideal day, I’d sleep in, read in bed, leisurely browse through a bookstore, get a massage, work on creative projects the rest of the day, and then go out to dinner with my husband. Maybe that day will happen someday, but in the meantime, how am I going to take care of myself today? I am going to try to remember to ask myself what it is I need, to check in with myself more often. Perhaps I should treat myself as I’d treat a dear friend. Right now I need a cup of tea… well, I’d be happy to get that for me!