Firstly, I feel I need to explain my absence over the past few weeks. I have been (trying) to take some much needed time to practise what I preach and take some time for myself, my family and close friends. You know what? It’s hard!
It’s hard work remembering to be kind to yourself, to treat yourself how you would like others to treat you. And then there’s the self/energy protection work, not to mention how much energy you need to lift your vibration to a frequency of love, happiness and kindness, so you can make a difference, no matter how small, not only in your own life but also in those of the people around you that you come into contact with on a daily basis. Oh, and I nearly forgot cleansing! Remembering to cleanse and clear your energy field at the end of each day (or more often depending on circumstances) so you’re not ending the day, or carrying around other peoples dead, stagnant and/or negative energy. OMG it’s hard work!
Of course with all of this self care going on, I then end up visiting a feeling I know to well…… guilt!
Guilt tends to pop up at the end of the day, to reacquaint me with trusty old, self doubt. Now, I don’t know about you, but from my own experience, I have learned that these two feelings tend to always show up hand in hand, at the most inconvenient times. So, in amongst my self care, and revisiting some familiar feelings, I was laying low.
During this time I opened my emails to learn that the beautiful, inspirational wellness warrior, Jess Ainscough had sadly passed away. The emotion that came over me was a mixture of total shock and sadness.
When I started on my quest, with the advice and guidance from an awesome naturopath to change my diet, Jess was one of the first people I came across whilst doing a Google search on wellness, healthy eating and living. Being hungry for knowledge, I read everything I could find on her, I bought her book, “Make Peace with Your Plate” and referenced to it daily, until I knew it nearly off by heart. Through Jess, I stumbled upon another two inspirational ladies, Gabby Bernstein and Kris Carr.
Everything Jess spoke, wrote and believed in just resonated with me. I joined her tribe, followed her posts, signed up to Bschool, participated in the Wellness Warrior transformation guide, I bought her books-she inspired me and still continues to inspire me, if she could be the change she wanted to see in the world whilst thriving with cancer, imagine what I could do being somewhat fit and healthy! I learned the importance to not wait. Don’t wait for something to go wrong in your life or wait until you have health issues to transform yourself and your life. Don’t wait to live the life you know you should be living-do it, be it!
That said, I insisted on farewelling my friends guilt and self doubt, regather myself, focus on the new moon and the up coming lunar eclipse (that I actually missed due to too much cloud cover) and start again with my self care and energy work.
Some quick and useful tips that work for me whilst focusing on self care and energy work are:
- Listen to your body
- Replenish your body with water-I never leave the house with out a water bottle
- Nourish your body with fresh, nutritional food
- Move your body-for me, its yoga ❤️
- Focus on loving, kind intentions and then pop a “bubble” on them-I visualise a protective “bubble” that allows my positive loving energy out, while keeping negative energy out
- Cleanse, either in the shower or bath and wash away the days energy of others that you may have attracted-hold the intent that, that is in fact what you are doing. And lastly,
- Grounding, either visualise yourself “rooted” to the earth, or simply get yourself barefoot and outside to reconnect with mother earth
Last weekend was my husbands birthday, the big 4 0. Unsure of what gift to give him, but knowing he has been working long, exhausting hours, I booked and planned a family weekend away to Byron Bay- and its something that we will be doing a lot more of! As a family we enjoyed our time together,celebrated Craig’s birthday, and took the time to do all of my tips listed above (the boys don’t consciously do it, over time it’s become a subconscious thing 😊).
It’s when we connect with each other, nature, and our inner self, that we can truly be happy and rest easy knowing that all the hard work of self care and positive energy,does in fact work and is worth it!
Are you living the best version of you?
Until next time…….take care of you!
P.S What are your tips for self care and a more positive outlook? I would love to hear from you, after all sharing is caring 😊