everyone! 🌱 It’s funny — I didn’t even think when I wore my @floandfrankie
kindness tee to visit @resthousefloat
on Friday! “It’s cool to be kind” is a message that correlates ironically well with the purpose of floating. It’s also a lesson I’ve had to learn the hard way in terms of self care. 🙇🏼♀️ I’m a sucker for the blunt and ballsy ethos of @etthehiphoppreacher
, meaning I don’t think we should be afraid of hard work — nor do I doubt for one second, that what you put in is what you get out. 👊🏻 With that said, I’ve totally been guilty for glamorising hard work and no sleep in the past. Whilst hard work matters.. and making progress towards your goals matters. So does happiness. Mental health. And the positive energy you spread everyday. You just can’t have or do any of it.. if you’re not looking after yourself properly. 🤷🏽♀️ Hell, at some point, you can’t even continue to make progress.
I’ve mentioned recently the ways I’m trying to take self care more seriously in 2019. 🙌🏻 When the offer arose to float, I thought firstly, I’ve been recommended too many times not to try it. Secondly, this was probably just what I needed to really amp up [to be ironic] the whole slowing down process.👌🏼 I’ll be honest — for the first 20 minutes, I was so captivated by actually being in a pod and by being weightless, that I spent most of my time bouncing from one side of the pod 👉🏻 over to the other. 🤣 I soon moved onto the light show which occupied me for another ten or so. 😁 And then finally, FINALLY, I started to relax. I let the Epsom salts work their magic; that tranquil forest music and even, the silence that followed. 💆🏼♀️ I came out of the pod feeling like I’d been at a day-long spa. It was such an ideal way to end the week. ✔️ I’m sure the more I go, the less time I’ll spend clicking the buttons; closing and opening the capsule, like a five year old who can’t sit still — and I’ll reap even more of the mindful benefits. 😌 It’s a work in progress, the self-care endeavour. But take it from me, ya girl is determined! That’s what counts, right? ☺️ #resthousefloat #podselfie