I have mentioned in several different e-news about the importance of self-care. The lack of self-care leads to burnout, mental and physical fatigue, depression, anxiety, and physical illnesses. I sometimes have trouble balancing self-care and care for other people, my work, my animals, my home, and list goes on. When I forget to practice self-care, I find that my joy goes away and everything even those things that add to my happiness becomes laborious.
I have heard so many people recently say, “I really need a vacation, but can’t afford it.” And believe me I get it. But there are things we can do to help bring that balance we desperately need.
For example, I have a wedding coming up in June, so all my money is going towards that between gift, hotel room, meals, etc. so spending money on a vacation right now is not feasible. But I desperately needed something that would feed my soul, so Tim and I took a drive to the coast and spent a day at the beach. We walked and collected shells and sat and people watched, and bird watched. Doesn’t sound like much, but it was exactly what I needed.
I felt renewed and more relaxed than I had been in a while. It wasn’t an overnight, it was a day trip to the ocean. It is important to know what we need and what feeds us energetically for it is those things we must turn too when we are beginning to feel run down. For me it is spending time at the ocean, not a lake or a brook, although I love those too, but the ocean feeds my soul.
What are the things that feed your soul? Do you even know? If not it’s time to find out. Find out what helps bring you back to life, that one thing that adds joy and helps you to breathe. Give yourself permission to explore new things and see what you discover.
By knowing what feeds your soul truly helps in those times when you need a time out but can’t afford a vacation. So, my wish for you is that you find what adds to your joy, that one thing that helps you to breathe! When you can’t afford a vacation take a time out and BREATHE!
Intuitive Energy Healer and Psychic Medium
The next discussion group will be May 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm!