|Posted on February 4, 2018 at 2:50 PM|
Years back when I first heard the term "Self-Care", I had two thoughts. First, I thought....well everyone takes care of them self. And in the background, I also thought: What does that exactly mean?
SO, I'm wondering what does it mean to you? I'd love to know.
As I'm gotten to know myself better, it's become much more clear to me, what "SELF-CARE" means for ME. For me, I need much quiet time, time for meditating and self-inquiry. This often means saying no to a night out with friends, not answering the telephone the second it rings, or giving myself permission for an extra long meditation.
NOTE: I now actually turn the ringer off on my phone. I just LOVE not having that sharp ring! This has made such a difference in my home. It remains quiet most of the time. And when someone calls, I have an answer machine that records their message and then I can return the call later. Thank you Julianne for this FABULOUS idea!
One day, some time ago, I realized that I always tried to accommodate every request made of me. I didn't really try and adjust it so it was better for me, but went along with what others requested. And the amazing thing, is that I didn't even realize I had been doing that for YEARS!!
As I learned to take time to just sit in the silence I became more in touch with me...who I am... what I need in daily life...and the practices that are right for me.
Seeing that this is the month of Valentine's Day which is all about LOVE, I thought it would be a wonderful time to deeply reflect on how I can take better care of me. So, I'm re-looking at my daily schedule to see what I want to shift. Is there something new I need to give myself permission to do. Is there something I know I "should" do and am not doing. And perhaps if I actually created a daily schedule with that in it... perhaps it would be easier to take those actions.
Would you like to shift the way YOU take care of YOURSELF?
I'm offering a F*R*E*E* 45 minute session to the first 7 people who contact me during this month and would like to work with me around the idea of Self-Care. Together We Learn... Together We Grow!
Wishing you a day, week and month of love...and hope you take good care of yourself. KNOW there is no one else like YOU in this world. You are important! YOU make a difference.
with great love to you,
PS Presently, this site doesn't allow for small pictures to be added, which I feel convey SO much. So, for now, I'm adding these faces to the Blog.
S h a r o n A n n W i k o f f
Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner EFT-CC, EFT-ADV, Minister, Elementary Educator, Parent-Child Educator
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Create a life-style with daily practices that supports YOU in your becoming!