I know everyone has their own New Year’s resolutions to focus on. Well mine is to spend more time focusing on my own self-care. This includes ways to nurture myself not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well.
Before vacation, I had an interesting, eye opening experience related to self care. One of my clients came in and said that she was constantly zapped of energy and she didn’t know what else she could possibly be doing for herself. She was exercising, eating healthy, going for acupuncture and coming to see me for CranioSacral Therapy.
As we worked, we uncovered the core issue: She was always beating herself up with a critical, judgemental attitude about herself. Now from a place of understanding the issue, we were able to explore what it would be like to change the way she was being with herself.
We talked about what it would be like to find a place of love, encouragement and even celebration for who she is and what she does get accomplished.
Wow, was this enlightening for both of us! We often think of self-care as taking care of ourselves physicaly. Yet the kindest way to nurture ourselves is to be our own best friend-our own number 1 fan.
So in addition to cleaning out your refrigerator or clutter this January, I challenge you to clean out your mind. Notice how often your critical thoughts and judgements come up.
Maybe your’ll notic a pattern or theme around your thoughts. Then you can replace it with a positive affirmation or thought instead!