I hope you have been having a wonderful April and really cultivating your relationship with yourself. In order to bloom, you must plant, nourish, and weed. Hopefully the tools we have talked about so far have helped. As many of you know I have a passion for helping people with nurture and care for themselves.
In my past life, I worked in healthcare for many years and saw nurses, doctors, caregivers, parents and others burn out. They got “compassion fatigue” and were tired of caring. Have you ever felt that way? I know I have, after working 8 years with intense grief as a hospice social worker.
Just like a worn pair of shoes we get worn down with the physical and emotional toll of caring day after day. Whether you are caring for children, your spouse, your parents, your patients, or just for yourself let us celebrate our opportunity to care for ourselves.
What would you do if you took better care of yourself? Get a massage, take a nap, go on a walk, eat more vegetables, or take a vacation? How can we celebrate and enjoy our time for ourselves without feeling selfish? What do you need to do to put on your oxygen mask FIRST before helping others?
I know you have many responsibilities and often self-care gets the back seat when you are stressed and overwhelmed.
P.S. Are you ready to give yourself time away from the kids, work, your phone to really connect to yourself through Mindfulness and Deep Self-Care? Join us for our first Mindfulness in the Mountains Wellness Retreat where you will get a chance to practice mindfulness, eat healthy food, connect with nature, and get spoiled with massage, aroma touch, and pedicures. Are you ready to relax and rejuvenate?
Click HERE to register for Mindfulness in the Mountains Retreat this September.