One thing I’m super focused on these days as I try to live my highest and brightest life, is exquisite self-care. I truly believe in honouring myself and taking a break from the busyness of the day, to fill my cup.
Now what is self-care you might ask? It goes way beyond bubble bath and candles self-care. I’m talking about the meaningful self-care that involves anything that makes you smile, uplifts you and oozes inspiration back into our days. It’s about slowly but surely releasing any hustle energy or need for perfection and replacing it with loving, patient, courageous care for your whole self. This is what I call exquisite self-care and I love it!.
Now ask yourself this question: When do I put myself first and take the time to stop and recharge my battery? Okay, well, besides sleeping, when do you actually stop and do something that you love and enjoy, that lights you up completely? Be completely honest here. Now you might be thinking..... well I’m so busy that I just don’t have the time blah blah blah. Well trust me, this is the most popular excuse of all time..... we are ALL busy, we all have commitments, life happens but GEE whiz, if we aren’t refuelling we really are no good to anybody else let alone ourselves. Pausing and taking time out for YOU is honestly one of the most loving and kindest acts you can do for yourself.
One of my biggest tips that I can offer you is to schedule time into your BUSY day. You schedule in everything else, so be sure to make yourself a priority. Say YES to you and schedule it in your diary! If it’s in your diary, it becomes non-negotiable. Set specific times to go to the gym, go for a walk, spend some time out in nature, read a book, watch a movie or spend time with your loved ones..... whatever you love to do, DO THAT! You are so worth it!
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