Treat Yourself Royally
The importance of self care during the pandemic is paramount.
I used to work with a therapist who said, “It’s like trying to squeeze water out of a rock”. Let’s think about that. We KNOW you cannot squeeze water out of a rock, so why are we pushing to do and to be all the things for everyone?
Another shining light in my life said to me, “We are living through a pandemic. It’s time, queen, to put your thrown first. Put on that crown and take care of you first.” I encourage you, however you identify, put that crown on and put your thrown first.
In that way, what are you doing to take care of yourself? How are you moving your body? What ways are you taking care of your mental and physical state? How has this changed? Have you let yourself be okay with the current state of things? There’s no right or wrong answer.
This life is like surfing - yes, I said it again. We gotta ride the highs of the low tide and tread water through the lows of the high tide for dear life.
To you parents, working from home and homeschooling, I see you. To you trying to stay afloat with your small business, I am with you. To you, sweet human, feeling isolated ~ I’m sending you a hug.
It’s a challenging time to fill a cup. In all sincerity, I start so many of these pieces wanting to put my thoughts and encouragement into the world to help others, but I cannot do it all. I start and stop like I imagine so many of us do, especially right now. I guess this is one way I am following that sage advice - I am putting my thrown first.
So here I am, dusting off the crown, and am going to try to wear it one day at a time. Maybe you can join me in this?