Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Self-Care : Now More Than Ever!


So much information has been shared in the past week or so.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m finding myself glued to my television, binging on news, trying to keep up with the latest developments.

My focus is not what it usually is, and I feel myself moving away from my self-care routine and priorities.  This is an easy thing to do when things get chaotic and we are not sure what to expect next.

When things get tough, we don’t always do what is best for us and we can easily turn to self-sabotaging behaviour.  So today, I am making a public commitment to my own self-care.  I am doing this via this blog, hoping to encourage and inspire others to do the same.  When our children are sad, anxious or fearful we cradle them with love and compassion.  I am inviting you to do the same for yourself.  I guarantee that in doing so you will be in a much better position to extend that love and compassion to your neighbours and loved ones.

I share with you my commitment to my own self-care, inviting you to write out your own commitment and share it with the rest of us in the comment section below. 

My Self-Care Commitment:

Physical:
I commit to feeding my body healthy, nutritious foods.  I commit to drinking plenty of water. I commit to walking or doing a session of yoga every day.

Mental:
I commit to journaling my thoughts in order to remain mindful of how I am taking care of me right now.  I commit to reading inspiring books, to give me strength and focus.

Spiritual:
I commit to honouring my creativity by expressing it in ways I enjoy; cooking, writing and painting.

Financial:
I commit to being mindful of my spending and planning for the possible difficult months ahead.

Social:
I commit to connecting with my online communities in order to support myself and others. I commit to asking for support when I need it. I commit to working on being supportive and positive in my communications and exchanges.

Emotional:
I commit to remaining mindful of my emotions, to not suppress them and listen to the messages they are giving me.  I commit to taking responsibility for my emotional needs.

I commit to this self-care plan because I am worthy of it and I take responsibility for my well being.  I invite you to do the same.

Love and support.

Joanne 💗 



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