Just coming through the 6 month challenge of caring for my mom, living life and serious adrenal stress, self care netted incredible results! On week 2 of truly putting myself first and I feel I have found my enthusiasm and sparkly spirit again. Running a festival, doing my other work and trying to keep things to a minimum, often appears hard but in this short time with huge obligations, I am refinding my creative self.
I wanted to quickly share this experience for it worked quicker than I imagined. Resting as soon as I could, going to bed incredibly early some nights, listening to my inner voice to go to the beach overnight for respite, naturally eating healthy again, walking in the woods 2 times a week and just allowing myself to not do anything that wasn't necessary has been enlivening. It is the power of giving myself permission to say "no" to things when I was tired gave me energy for things that I needed. It was about just listening to my body and quieting my mind from it's demands easily reset me.
I went through caring for another, to death, funeral, clearing the house, two retreats and then I realized I was a true mess. I decided to take the next weeks at minimal effort, only doing the necessary. In this small amount of time, not quite two weeks, I feel my energy rising and my spirit back. Incredible delight! I think we often feel as though it will take months to get back on track when in reality, it takes much less effort. Our mind keeps pushing us and if we just let it go for a little bit, listen to our inward voice, our body, it is quickly rejuvenated.
I am amazed! I plan to keep on the low down for quite a bit as grief is a heavy, unexpected emotion that shows up in the oddest of ways. However, I did not think this quieting of my pace would so rejuvenate me as quickly. I feel good at this new rhythm and will keep it in the slower meander. I am still getting my things done, I am not pushing myself forward and allowing life to meet me for a moment. It is a wonderful elixir and has released self imposed stress and pressure that I normally put on myself. I didn't realize it was me as much as it really is for us all. We need to find a greater connect to listening to our body and it's need and allow our mind to stop with the shoulds, hurrys and you better do this.
Listen inwardly! It is our safest route and a path to health, beauty and greater delight!
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