It is not a selfish act to take some time out of your busy life to restore your well-being. In fact Audrey Lorde said it well:
“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.”
Intuition V’s Practicalities
Sometimes it can be difficult to step away because we get so caught up with our ‘to do lists’ and outside pressures. The demands of life can lead us to neglect our well-being needs. We often slip back into unhealthy patterns to try and cope. But this leads us down a path that negatively affects us on a physical, mental or emotional level.
We all have a practical side and an intuitive side. Our practical side helps us get on with our daily tasks. Our intuitive side is our gut instincts. I like to think of it as my inner wisdom. But sometimes we can fall out of balance and lean more towards one or the other.
I always know when I’m getting off balance. Especially when I am more tuned in to my practical side because that’s when I start pushing too hard. Even though my intuition is telling me to slow down and take a break. I often ignore it for the sake of getting something ticked of my to do list!
For example. I might skip exercise or cooking healthy meals and slip into unhealthy patterns. So its important NOT to ignore our own intuition, as it’s warning signs trying to tell us to take a breath and slow down.
The result: I am more stressed out and depleted. Because I tuned out to my intuition and let my practical side dominate.
Take a break
If you’re finding yourself depleted, stressed and unable to switch off then that’s a sign you need to slow down!
Whatever it is that is driving you to push yourself so hard to the point of exhaustion. I promise you IT’S NOT WORTH IT. Your health and well-being are worth so much more.
At some point we need to realize the cost of our behavior because there is always a price to pay.
Sometimes it’s just a matter of stopping and checking in with ourselves. Remembering we need to nourish to flourish!
When you find yourself completely overwhelmed it’s an invitation to re-evaluate your priorities.
The Non-Negotiable Acts of Self-Care
- Getting a good night’s sleep: It’s hard to function without it, so going to bed earlier can help.
- Drinking more water: It only takes 2% dehydration to affect your attention and memory.
- Eat to fuel: Include plenty of fresh wholefoods and lots of fruits & veggies to replenish.
- Taking regular breaks: Enjoy some ‘me time’ occasionally to rest, recharge and restore.
- Be more self-aware. Be careful what you focus on most. Because where your thoughts go your energy flows.
Try this helpful mantra to support yourself for the next 7 days and get your well-being back on track.
Instead of saying ‘what do I need to do today?’
Say this instead. ‘What can I do for myself today?’
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