Self-care for the novice (me!)

We’ve talked all week about allowing ourselves to relax.  Some of what I’ve been learning lately is sinking in… yesterday morning I woke up feeling tired and a little full from this past week’s many activities and I actually told myself to take it easy and let myself NOT get much done.  This is a huge breakthrough for me because that is SO not my personality.  I’m sure your supportive comments have helped me too because I would never be lazy without encouragement!

But it really does feel nice to give myself permission to while away some time without being “productive.” I’ve been breathing deeply more often and being genuinely appreciative of every day.  

It is predicted that we’ll have rain all weekend, which I find very soothing.  And the plants and seeds that I just put in the ground in our backyard garden will appreciate a nice long drink.  I hope each of you has a lovely weekend.  We’ll talk more next week about being nicer to ourselves… mainly because I need to focus on that.  🙂

Let the rain kiss you.

Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.

Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

~Langston Hughes


8 thoughts on “Self-care for the novice (me!)

  1. We seem to be on a wavelength this weekend. I spent most of my weekend NOT getting much done … now I’m just getting back into the swing of things, and I feel refreshed. It’s so important, remembering self-care.

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