Here I am, in Grandbaby Heaven, holding Nora--she was only a few days old!
Lately, I’ve seen this topic of “Self-Care” popping up all over the place--
(HAHA--maybe it’s just a sign for me:)
In any case, I wanted to share a few thoughts...
Is this trendy Self Care topic just another thing to be good at? Is it something we resort to because we’ve allowed ourselves to be pulled in so many directions and are so damn exhausted--or is it an integral part of a joyous, balanced life?
I think there’s a difference between Consumer Self Care (buy the soy-based, organically wrapped candles for your next tub soak) and True Self Care--which is most likely NOT SEXY OR PRETTY!
True Self Care, may actually include grittier moments such as these:
- Doing The Thing you least want to do.
- Looking your challenges and regrets square in the eye and re-strategizing
- Choosing a new way
- No longer running from your problems
- Disappointing some people
- Not being perfect
- Disconnecting from a toxic relationship
- Choosing carefully how you spend your time instead of running around being a people pleaser
- Claiming your health, your money, and your home.
- Letting Go (There, I said it. You knew it was coming…)
(Is Self Care really something that can be bought or sold, anyway?)
This clutter clearing we’re talking about is deeper, more soulful than that, it’s facing the moldy boxes or the cobwebby inherited “stuff”, or the jammed up basement and saying,
“YES! I’m f*&%ing doing this--FOR MYSELF--Even though it’s hard.”
The rewards of letting go of things-no-longer-loved are many--FREEDOM, SPACE, CLARITY...and if you were following along last week:
Clutter Clearing IS Feng Shui!
For the Feng Shui of it--wherever your junk is residing--it’s affecting that area of your life and also having a huge impact on your health.
Start Small! Make a Plan! Get Going!
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Lots of Love,
“After getting the clutter under control in my basement (It took awhile, but I was so inspired by Jane’s event at the DreamBank) all of the warts on my hands went away and some other very big surprises came my way. I am so grateful for the inspiration--my life is changing before my eyes!”
Amanda W. Madison, WI