I've been learning a lot lately about the importance of cultivating a self-care practice. I have always made self-care and self-love a rather sporadic practice in my life. Generally, I do it when my life is in a rut and I go full blown into the "Good stuff now!" mentality, doing gratitude journals, happiness challenges, vegetables smoothies and regular meditation and exercise.
Then as my life starts to get into a better flow I drop the ball. It's always a slow burn backwards back into worry and old habits. I tumble backwards, realize what I've done, and start the cycle over again.
I had an amazing coaching call last week with Donna Higton. I learned so much good stuff from her about how to incorporate self-care and self-love into my life in balanced and realistically sustainable ways.
I wanted to share this because I'm hoping to do more posts on it in the future. I'm going to start reminding myself more, which will hopefully help you to remember to prioritize a routine of self-care and soul nourishment also.
I found this old photo of mine, and it just called out to me it was the essence of nourishing my soul. After I put it up I realized the irony of it, because Donna's website is called Donna On the Beach! If you sign up for her newsletter you'll get all kinds of wonderfully helpful freebies, including the Obstacle Busting e-book. It's a straight forward book that lists an obstacle you've probably faced, such as fear, no time, no money, or lack of focus. It discusses each one a bit, and lists action steps for getting through it step by step. She's got a great sense of humor and if you've ever wanted to do something creative or just try something new, this book will soothe your spirit and help you to know all is possible!