We had a wonderful event in the office this past fall, with some amazing body workers and delicious food from a local restaurant and local farm. Women came and enjoyed themselves, and we the practitioners had a great time as well! However, it got me thinking – how often do we treat ourselves? And by treat, I mean allow ourselves to take the time to relax, be intentional with our time, and do the things we enjoy? Life only seems to get busier and society seems to thrive on being “the busiest”. There is no one at the end of life handing out badges saying “oh you were so incredibly busy in your life, here, you get a badge for that”.
I’ve almost come to despise the word busy. I heard it a lot when I was in school and raising two little babies. My plate was full, but I wasn’t busy. Busy sounds like a word that is getting pulled in a million directions without a second to breathe. I don’t know about you, but even if they were giving out badges, I wouldn’t want one. Because what does busy mean? Did it mean I got a lot of things done? Were those actually the important things? Or did I allow a to-do list in a frenzy to be the busiest get in the way of the things that matter? Was I able to be intentional with my time? Did my family get my full presence? I want to be able to say yes, I took the time to treat myself and be focused and intentional on what mattered. And I hope you are able to, too!
Make a list of the areas in your life where you want to be intentional and follow through. Be honest with yourself and hold yourself accountable. You may find that your stress levels go down and joy for life goes up!
Peace, Love, and Wellness,