“As long as I’m alive, I will continue to try to understand more
because the work of the heart is never done.”
~ Muhammad Ali
Leveling Up Our Routines
Enhancing Our Self Care
Maybe some of it is the empathy I feel after spending time with the teachers at Holly High School?
Perhaps that in combination with my studio class this week when someone requested that we “release grief?”
It definitely is the horror and tragedy of the daily news.
There are a lot of challenges surrounding us, and I feel the heaviness of this time that we are in.
Regardless of the specifics for any one of us, the struggles are real.
While there are many pathways of active self-care, today I want each of us to pause.
And then, remember some of the simple ways to release, reboot, and be revitalized.
Reminder: we have to re-source ourselves in order to be a resource for others. It’s vital we take some moments to tune into how we’re doing. From there, we can determine steps forward from a place of enhanced calm and clarity.
I’m a big proponent of our self-care routines being just that . . . routine.
In other words, we want some things built into our daily lives that are relaxing, nourishing, and empowering. These things don’t need to be complicated, or difficult. In fact, I think routines are more likely to take root when they are delightful!
One way to up level your self-care is to piggy back on routines you already have established. What do you already do automatically each day?
Okay, great. You have ideas of things you do daily.
Some with very little thought and incredible regularity.
So, what can you add into those well-worn grooves that enhances your own well-being?
These are just a few examples of simple things.
Notice, they don’t cost anything.
And, when you build them into your existing routines, they can begin to happen automatically, effortlessly.
This is one way we can continue to support ourselves and to lift ourselves up.
My advice? Have fun with it!
Create what works for you and explore what you truly delight in.
So much gratitude for November sunshine and for each one of you, ☀️
P.S. Mark your calendars and be sure to join me! On Winter Solstice, Thursday, December 21, Teresa Van Eyk and I will be hosting a special yoga event at the Saugaqtuck Yacht Club: 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. Details and registration coming soon!