LIFE TAKES PRACTICE
My friend Bernie sent me this excerpt from a book. Bernie is the gift giver and my Artists Way buddy. Sharing the journey with someone is therapy in itself.
Under the title ‘Ease the Guilt’ from Susan Carrells Book ‘Escaping toxic Guilt’:
“The effectiveness of any self-care, meditation or mindfulness practice requires just that – PRACTICE”
It had me thinking “Life takes Practice”
I think it doesn’t matter what age you are or what exactly you are working on, changing it takes practice.
Practice to believe in ourselves
Practice to put ourselves first
Practice to listen to our self-talk & turn it into positives.
Practice to get up early (if that’s your goal)
Practice to share your feelings
And the list goes on.
I know positive thoughts or quotes are not for everyone, but that ‘everyone’ is not me.
I LOVE THEM
That’s doesn’t mean it’s not okay to have a gloomy day – we all have those. But practising to prioritise the things that make us feel GOOD are a ‘self-care’ must.
Why is Self-care Important?
Do we really not know?
The Self-care forums definition of self-care is:
The actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness.
There you go! Look at those four words.
I’m not a parent, but I can see that a mother or father would move mountains to support and protect their child to develop and be the best they can be. If each of us thought of ourselves as a 3-year-old child – envisaging ‘us’ as 3, wouldn’t we want to throw our arms around that three year old and protect and nurture – seeing that we only want the best for this innocent being??
Guess what? Beneath the years, beneath the hair and the makeup and the freckles we are ‘still’ that innocent being.
Yes, decisions have been made in your life, acts have happened, choices have been made, but what you have ‘done’ does not define ‘who’ you are.
Your being, your soul, your light. Take some practice at being ‘present’ for yourself and gifting yourself with love and then choose to make yourself happy, whatever it takes.