Hey guys! So it’s been a few weeks since my last post. I’m still getting adjusted to my new job; my schedule has completely changed so I’m getting used to that too. If you haven’t read part 1 on self care, check it out here.
With everything that’s been going on I’ve unplugged from social media. I always use Facebook to keep up with birthdays and special events but other than that I limited my posts for blogging and Instagram for a few weeks.
It’s nothing I did on purpose, it just happened. But I’ve appreciated the time away from social media and I don’t feel bad about it. I’ve been enjoying living in and enjoying the moment without feeling like I need to document everything.
I didn’t realize it at the time but I was feeling uninspired. Taking time away help me to get my creative juices flowing again, which I’m very grateful for.
In the past I’ve worked myself until I physically couldn’t work any more. What I’ve learned is that you have to listen to your body. It could be God and/or the universe telling you that you need to slow down for a reason.
When all you do is go, go, go it becomes harder to hear what God’s trying to tell you. Your vision becomes blurry and it’s harder to see the signs He’s putting in front of you. Block out everything and focus on what message you’re supposed to receive. Take time to recharge your body, mind and spirit. Whether you take a break from social media, television, or go for a walk, get a massage…..whatever it is that makes you feel good and relaxed is what you need to do on a regular basis. Don’t feel bad about it. Do it because you need it and you deserve it.
My non-negotiable self care activities are pedicures and massages. Sometimes I may not be able to get both but I make sure to get at least one on a regular basis. Massages help me relax mentally and physically. These things allow me to block out everything and take me into a state of relaxation where the only thing that matters is getting myself right, in whatever ways I need.
Take care of you because if you’re not ok you can’t share your gifts with others.