How much do you spend on others? Not just with money but time, energy, support? How much are Braces for your kids? Or Sports activities, or on clothes,? What am I getting at here? Is there balance? Do you spend equal amounts of energy(money, time, support) on yourself that you spend on others? Constantly giving depletes your banked energy, and if you do not balance out what you give yourself to what you give others, then you become drained and ineffective in pretty much everything you do. You become short with the kids, uninterested in the relationship with the spouse, too tired to go see friends or even go for a walk. Living your life this way today creates a worst nightmare tomorrow. Living a life of drained energy starves your mind body and spirit of the precious substance that keeps you health, happy and whole. It make you run on fumes and your metal physical and spiritual self become ill, and dysfunction. This leads to Dis-Ease that shortens your life span, preventing you from enjoying retirement, grandchildren or even life moments with your kids like graduations, and weddings. It prevents you from living your life passionately and purposefully. So many people suffer with regret in their last days, wishing they could turn back the clock and make different choices that focused more on peaceful, stress free living, and investing in themselves, which in turn would have given their families and friends more time with them and given the guilt ridden patient more time to live a life full of purpose.
Where do you begin? Take out a sheet of paper, yup right now, I will wait for you……..OK, on one side right all the things you do for others! On the other right all you do for yourself in a day. Is it balanced? Look, I understand not everyday will be perfectly equal, nor should you turn into a stress ball trying! However, awareness is the start! Next, make another list of things you could do for yourself each day that would alleviate stress , cater to your needs and create more balance! Getting up earlier to work out! Check! Prebooking a reiki treatment every two weeks! Check! Pre-booking a one hour a relaxation massage once a month! Check! Going for walks every other day with the family! Check! (Things for yourself can include others, who better then your own family or spouse! This encourages them to prioritize exercise , family time and self care. Boom! Booking a coffee meeting in with a friend shows you care and you can enjoy some adult convo with a positive friend!) Check! Prebook a cut and deep conditioning treatment once every 6 weeks! Check! Sign up for opportunities to learn more about your self care and spirituality! Check! Get the picture! So why ‘Pre-Book’? This keeps you accountable to YOU! Someone has to! it also gives you something positive to look forward to, keeps your energy level constantly replenished and prevents you from being disappointed when you really need it from not being able to get an appointment! Especially around the Holidays!!!!! (Only 10 weeks till Christmas and we are booking up fast EEEK) Bringing a friend creates a feeling of investment and support too! Bring your spouse for a massage with you before a date night in, or out! No reason why your family and friends shouldn’t benefit from this new you, and be encouraged by your actions to improve their lives and health too! All of your relationships will improve, and you will become more effective in everything you do and have more energy doing it!
So my Tip for this Tuesday? Invest in yourself, everyone around you will benefit not just you. No one lies on their death bed wishing they worked more, and spent less time relaxing and enjoying each day with their loved ones. We can help you stay accountable, we are here to support your path to Conscious Self Care!!
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