“Self-care is how you take your power back.”
– Lalah Delia
Have you ever dreamed about the “perfect day”? Do you even know what that might look like for yourself? Furthermore, have you forgotten to celebrate YOU?
The demands that are placed on us day in and day out, at times seem like a huge challenge. We manage, however. Each day we wake up, and we have our routines. We go about our day dedicating time to parents, children, partners, siblings, colleagues, bill paying, grocery shopping, house cleaning. But what about ourselves? It seems like we don’t often include ourselves in that routine, but we should. Consequently, we have to remind ourselves that if we are not at peace within, or healthy mentally and physically that we are no good to anyone else. Therefore, should we not come first? Give yourself this precious gift and get to know yourself.
How do you, or would you, celebrate YOU when you have a day all to yourself? Here is my perfect day.
1. I wake up early and savour a cup of coffee or tea with the sunrise.
2. I journal my thoughts for the day and daydream a bit.
3. Take a long bubble bath
4. Self-care with a massage or pedicure or hair appointment or if I’m really lucky all the above.
5. Plan my next perfect day and schedule it.
So now it is your turn. Take a few minutes and close your eyes. Sit somewhere comfortable, but not too comfy because you might fall asleep! I want you to stop and really think about this for a few minutes. If you had a day all to yourself, what would you do to fill your time? I would love to read your comments.
I am also sharing this link to an article I came across in Psychology Today and it is called Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Stealing A Little Time For Yourself. Enjoy the read!