In 2…3..4… Out 2…3….4….. New pose and repeat.
Last night I did something I havent done in so long and it was bliss (mind out of the gutter people!)
I truly felt more peaceful, centred, connected to me. Each repetition, lengthening and stretch.
So why did it take so long to do something that made me feel good. Things get in the way don’t they? Priorities come up and you get to the end of the day and realise ‘I didnt do it again. Its Okay…I’ll do it tomorrow’. But sometimes tomorrow is a long time coming. Last night “tomorrow” was easily 10 months long.
Now it’s not an excuse. It shouldnt have taken so long to do something I enjoy but different responsibilities happen, other activities take up the time that we may have done what we really enjoy doing. It’s not just mum’s with priorities of their children either. It can be any woman or man for that fact. We either have more important activities to complete or responsibilities that take priority that it simply slips away without us realising and 10 months, a year or a few years later we realise we’re not doing that one thing we enjoyed. We’re not doing one of the pastimes that made our heart sing. It doesn’t have to be elaborate we all know what is meaningful to us.
What is difficult for us to keep in touch with is nurturing thy self. This isn’t a new revelation but why do we insist and choose to ignore this important fact. Yes we may eventually get there but why can’t we do for ourselves as well as for others? The two are not mutually exclusive. In actual fact we are probably able to give more if we give to ourselves too. The car is not going to run on empty, it will eventually stop. Fill yourself up with goodness and well you know the analogy….
For a moment I would like you to have a think about when you last nurtured yourself? Honestly. Not when you brought yourself that pair of jeans. What nourishes you? What makes you feel whole? What is something that you know you love to do but you havent been?
As a woman recently said to me – “Feed your soul”. Last night my soul was well and truly fed and nourished and my soul cant wait for the banquet tonight.
So after you’ve read this go and feed that soul of yours cause you know what – people will think you’ve been on the funky stuff that’s how fresh you’ll feel and appear.