“Today I am going to take time for me.” I sat today and I did nothing and Oh how I loved it, peeling off my bra and enjoying the freedom. My loving husband (that was sarcastic said on this particular day) took care of all the daily domestic household duties that day, oh my, there was a hell of a lot of housework to be done.
One thing life has thought me is self-preservation. With this comes taking time for one’s self, to be restored spiritually, mentally and physically. After the wear and tear of everyday life, it will take a toll on your every being. when I take my day off, notice I said to “take”, We all know when we need that time to hear ourselves think. So when I take the day to my self I would normally schedule things that would allow me to relax and be stress-free, simple things which brings me some sort of peace of mind and balance.
This morning the first thing I did was to find time to bring my spirt some calm, by giving thanks to my creator and one and only savior. Giving thanks for great health and being in the land of the living to fulfill his purpose.
At times we go about our lives not realizing, the things we take for granted until something happens that “hits home” as we say. Simple things as reading a book that inspires you, journaling your plan for your life where you pour every thought on paper, cleaning your mind so it can rest and generate new thoughts and ideas. Take time to write some affirmations over your life and take the time to meditate on them.
After feeding my spirit, I went on to feed my body ( because I love food and I can say I am somewhat greedy). So I whipped up something somewhat healthy ( every Monday morning I am on a diet) Don’t worry I will get my life together but today just wasn’t the day. Anyhoooow we are here to grow.
However, feeding your body does not always consist of actual food. This is the vessel we have on earth for our lifetime so we need to cherish it. take care of your body simply by taking a walk view nature are even over the neighbor’s wall. Let yoga calm your body and center you’re being if that is your thing, Everyone needs a few knots loose. Go outside and play an active game with the children taking in the fresh air. We only have this body, take care of it.
Taking into consideration mental relaxation. My way was to put down my phone stay away from all social media and just relax. Not worry or try to fix someone else’s problem or give advice on a situation. I have learned problems will always arise and I can reschedule some giving my take on others situations at times.
Mental relaxation is important for our mental wellness. Sometimes in life, you have to look at a situation through others eyes and gain a different perspective. However, your first priority is protecting one’s self and mental wellness. This also means taking your self out of the situations to calm and recalibrate your mind. Take time for you and just breath, trust the process that it will all work out. Self-care is best done in good health.
I can say my day was well spent. Now Back to my reality.
“Shocks have to put my bra back on”
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
– Audre Lorde
- I sat today and I did nothing and Oh how I loved it, peeling off my bra and enjoying the freedom.