We all know that burnt out feeling when we are tired or overwhelmed in our life. It may come on slow, but it can really affect us personally and professionally when we are not taking good care of ourselves. We rush, we scatter, and we are running with our heads cut off………We think it is the way to success, by always being busy and multi-tasking. With all the conveniences we have today, we seem to be still on “overloaded” with work and activities. No wonder we are so darn tired!
Self-care is about taking care of yourself and your needs. I find that getting energy body work and massage to be very healing and grounding. When I get regular energy work and massage, I am able to focus more on my practice and it recharges my energy. Our bodies need regular care and if we do not practice self-care, we will end up feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and not succeeding in all our endeavors. I highly suggest that you make it a practice to get a massage, receive body work or experience a modality that helps your body to feel better. The body heals itself, but it does count on us to make wise choices and to be good to ourselves.
You never want to think of self-care as a luxury. It is not. It is a necessity that will keep your body “fueled” and in a homeostasis manner. Pay attention to the food that you put in your body. Is it free of pesticides, herbicides, dyes, additives, chemicals etc.? Our body was not designed to eat poisonous foods and drinks. Are you overweight and depressed? It is time to evaluate the self-care you are giving yourself. Are you getting the necessary exercise you need? Sometimes, it is as simple as taking a daily walk and experiencing the benefits of an active body in motion. It is well known that people sleep better at night when they have a good exercise routine.
I encourage you to evaluate how you can incorporate self-care in your life. One of the best ways to see how your life is changing is to journal each day. You can later review your trends and your accomplishments. Be good to yourself! Not only do you deserve it, but your body needs it. I find that getting regular massages and energy work to be the best self-care for my body. It shows too. I have accomplished so much more in my life and people notice the difference in me too. I attribute it to being better at self-care and loving myself in a healthier way.
Did you know that hypnosis is a great way to provide your body with self-care. Not only is it extremely relaxing, but it is very effective in being therapeutic for your body. Check out my complimentary “relaxation” hypnosis/meditation video at www.DawnMarieWestmoreland.com You will find it on the top right side of my home page. Enjoy. Relax. You are on your way to self-care.