Self Care Month – “I can’t afford it.”
It’s a funny thing money – it can make you feel so trapped and hemmed in. I wish I could wave a magic wand and help people change their money story and talk about how money is just energy, but that’s not today. Today is “I can’t afford self-care.”
Here’s the exercise – Name 3 things that don’t cost a penny that you’re able to do for yourself today to allow for some self-care.
I think we get stuck in the idea that caring for ourselves has to be a trip to the spa or getting our nails done. And those things are lovely, truly. But it’s the simple things – the simple day-to-day things that we give ourselves that really mean something.
It’s like a string of pearls and each time you are kind to yourself and give yourself a bit of love, your strand grows longer.
Self-Care is the fertilizer in the garden of Self LOVE. That is why it’s so important.
Stringing together small and tender things that you do for yourself shows Self Love.
Cup of tea. Bath. Fresh air. Smiling at yourself in the mirror (powerful one.) Reading a book. A luxurious stretch. Quiet. Dancing to your favorite song. Calling a friend. Hug yourself. 15 more minutes of sleep. Waking up a little early so you have the house to yourself. Lotioning. Glass of cool water. Neatening the mess. Ignoring the mess. Drawing. Writing.
Everybody’s idea of self-care is different. And it doesn’t have to cost a penny.
And self-care is more than exercise. It’s taking care of the whole of you – your body, mind and spirit.
Nurturing yourself in the small moments and in the simplest of ways is incredibly powerful. It forms a powerful inner/outer blanket of Love. And it is through that Self Love that you are able to love others, share your gifts, and serve the world.
Do the three things on your list today. Carve it out. Show yourself a little tender care. You’re so unbelievably worth it.