Thought for the day:
When was the last time you did something nice for yourself? If you are like me, you are so busy taking care of your home and everyone in it, that you are the last person to get some much-needed self care.
Self Care. Who Needs It?
Self care is necessary when you recognize the need for some time and space by yourself to decompress. Once you recognize the need, then you have to make it a priority. You need to temporarily step back and step away from your responsibilities and distractions — yes, even your phone!
It’s not necessarily a vacation, although that would be nice. It’s really just a “breather”. This can be as simple as a walk around the block, a long, hot bath, or sitting outside with a favorite book. The key is to be by yourself. It’s also a great time to have a conversation with God, read a devotion, or journal a prayer. Share your worries with Him because no one cares for you more than He does!
And as crazy as it sounds, you may need to schedule time on your calendar for this respite each week. Treat it like an appointment.
My breather today was a brief walk around the yard. My husband is the gardener in the family, and he loves trying new crops each year. I appreciate his gift for gardening, because if left to me, we would have nothing growing but weeds!
We’re already enjoying fresh garden tomatoes in our salads, as well as Romaine lettuce, fennel, and basil too!
I’ve been watching the Delicata squash . . . one of my favorites. We have a few on the vine, and they are coming along nicely. You can see one hidden in the leaves below. It will be a while until harvest, but it’s SO worth the wait!
Now that summer is officially here, how will you enjoy some self care time? Do you have a favorite way to decompress?
However you decide spend that precious free time, make it a priority each week. Take care of yourself!