Why is it, just when you carve out that moment for some self-care, someone needs your help.
I remember it used to take me ages to find a time to meditate and then, when I finally sat to connect within myself, I wouldn’t be able to settle as I’d have an ear open for that “MOM!!!” call.
But, you’ve probably heard “You can’t give water from an empty well” more times than you can count so you know that taking time for self-care is essential for your mental health and wellbeing.
So, how do you find that time when it feels like there’s never enough?
These seems to be a common challenge amongst many of this community so I want to share with you a few tools I’ve developed over the years that have kept my “well” topped up even in a busy schedule.
I can’t tell you how to stretch a day to 25 hours, but I have found a few “hacks” to having time to take care of YOU.
Self-Care is Caring for Yourself.
It takes less than a minute to Love Yourself Intentionally.
Care for yourself instead of SCROLLING! We can all do it, but it’s amazing how much time is lost in that semi-conscious state. You feel busy, but are just lost in the thread. Turn the phone off and focus on your breath instead.
The truth is that when you develop a quick practice of self-care and spiritual connection, you can pull it out whenever you get a chance. It just starts with the initial step of shifting your perspective from seeing the lack of time, to being open to changing what self-care time looks like to you.
That doesn’t mean you don’t take the long baths or self-care trips out when you can, it just means you’ll feel more present in those times as well as in the day to day, because you’ll be loving yourself on a steady stream rather than in random bursts.
In fact, by claiming the time for self-care during your day to day, you’ll no longer feel you NEED the escape trips, so you’ll be able to enjoy them so much more when the opportunity arises.
If you don’t have a personal spiritual connection practice in place, or would like to learn how to create one, I want to invite you to sign up for the wait list of my upcoming group program. This is one of the first things we’ll be covering so you can create a strong foundation in being present and aligned to your whole self.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.