be selfish

what is it to be selfish? what comes to your mind? what feelings do you have around being selfish?

i challenge you to have positive feelings about being selfish and to become incredibly selfish.

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being selfish is prioritizing you, what’s most important to you, and most importantly taking care of you. when you take care of you, you are more available to care and give to others. you are able to be present in the moment.

have you ever done what i have (and still do at times) – run around to get things done for you and others in your family, and when you think you are going to sit down and relax a little you remember a list of household chores you “need” to get done and family “needs” that only you can do?

it leaves me feeling depleted with no energy for myself or for others, i’m not able to give to those most important to me (including myself) what i truly want to give – being fully present.

stop doing all those “need to-dos” and become selfish. add selfishness into your life to become more, and be able to give more.  prioritize yourself for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, an hour, a whole day. prioritizing yourself reinvigorates and rejuvenates you.

you will be able to be fully present for yourself and for the other people most important in your life. and those pesky “need to-dos” get done too and don’t seem so pesky anymore.

what is it that you can do to become selfish? what have you wanted to do and haven’t done lately? take a walk, soak in the tub, read a book, go fishing, play a favorite game, get a massage, go out for coffee, enjoy a favorite hobby, enjoy a favorite sport, take a nap…

what will you do this week to be selfish?

live your truth!

rejuvenate your energy

i needed some time away. i was being run by this commitment and this activity, responsibility after responsibility seemed to have a hold of my life and i didn’t have time for myself.

everything that i was doing, everything that seemed to have taken over my life are all things that i have chosen, they are (maybe not as much as when i first began) important to me. but, all of them combined overtook my life that i wasn’t living life, life was living me.

my energy was draining and i wasn’t able to give myself what i needed to keep my energy where i needed it to be and where i wanted it to be. i wasn’t doing activities that were for me; my body, mind and spirit. i wasn’t giving what i wanted to give to what i was doing. i needed to give me myself and rejuvenate my energy.

i needed to get away so that i could re-connect to myself. get in touch with what i want, and what’s important to me. and then to sit still and let my mind quiet.

one day. one day to connect to myself, quiet my mind, slow down, and let the sounds of nature rejuvenate my energy. let nature surround me with the flow of life. energy flowing back into my life. excitement and enthusiasm for the life i want to create flowing in my thoughts again.

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i love and enjoy as much time as possible to give to myself in this way and many other smaller and bigger ways. it’s amazing what we can give to ourselves and do for our wellbeing in a small amount of time.

we all need to care for and love ourselves. we need to be able to rejuvenate and keep our energy high. when we care for ourselves, we give to ourselves, and we give to others in our lives fully.

how do you give to yourself? what keeps your energy high? how do you rejuvenate?

take time and give to yourself. give to yourself in the small ways and give to yourself in the big ways. if you need to take time away because you have given and taken too much energy from yourself, do that. you will return with energy, excitement and enthusiasm to live and create life, being a part of all that you choose with happiness and gratitude.

rejuvenate your energy!

live your truth!

time for myself

how do you prioritize yourself? are you doing that?

i’m reclaiming myself for myself. not that i don’t want to be giving to others and doing for others, that is something important to me. but my choices have led me to a time right now that i’ve filled my days with tasks and responsibilities that are pushing aside the relaxing and restoring things that i do for me. my energy is low and my enthusiasm is low. i’ve become disconnected from myself.

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so, i’m reclaiming me, and it’s not as easy as it would seem. all the choices i have been making that have filled my days are important things to me, but they are draining me right now instead of filling me. i need to add more to my day that is filling me up, giving me positive energy. and then the positive energy can be given, given and shared with others.

i am reconnecting with myself. listening to my body. connecting to my dreams and desires with visualizing. getting myself out in nature.

what have you been giving to yourself? do you need to reclaim any part of yourself and give time back to you? time to relax and restore? what fills you up? what gives you energy?

 

 

 

Relax, Rejuvenate, Refresh

Are you taking time for yourself? Relaxing activities and activities that rejuvenate you?

I know you are busy. I know you have a list, either written down or in your mind, of things that need to get done, should get done and could get done. I have a list, and if that’s all that is on my mind – I get overwhelmed and my energy drops.

I’ve learned that the most important items on my list are the things that I do to take care of myself, to connect with myself and to rejuvenate myself.

Do you have activities on your list that allow you to connect with yourself, rejuvenate yourself or that are giving you the attention to take care of yourself?

There’s a wide range of activities that you can do – what makes you smile? What gives you a relaxed peaceful feeling? What restores your positive energy?

  • A brisk walk
  • Reading
  • Watching a movie
  • A workout
  • A soak in the tub
  • A sports game
  • A puzzle
  • Meditating
  • Yoga
  • A personal growth activity
  • Reading a motivating book
  • Journaling
  • Creating
  • Painting
  • Cuddling
  • A snowball fight
  • Walking on a beach
  • Climbing a tree
  • Taking a nap

Find something you love and/or refreshes you, add it to your list and do it today!

Live Your Truth!