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Labor Day and Self Care

Today is Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. I have mixed feelings about this past long weekend.  It is supposed to be a time of focusing on rest and relaxation (which for me it was), the end of the beautiful weather of summer (I hope you enjoyed it), and the beginning of a new season of our lives.

So, if you did not enjoy this last weekend, I want to offer some suggestions:

Sleep In

Not today, not tomorrow, but one day soon, plan a time for you to have just one peaceful, joyful day where you stay in bed late, relax around the house, read the novel you have been holding yourself back from, and just give yourself a day of rest before the chaos starts up again.

Do something not food related to boost your happy hormone levels

Indulge in something that makes you feel good. To boost your “happy hormones”. Go for a jog or bike ride, or simply spend time with your loved ones. A yoga class would be an excellent choice because of its centering, restorative benefits.

(And may I also suggest you indulge yourself and sign up for weekly yoga?)

Find some quiet time

Take a few moments to reflect on your food, your life and your goals. What do you really want now or next? Spend ten minutes with a pad of paper and make a list. Now add a column: who can help me, teach me, support me? What do I really need? Think about all of your successes and be proud of what you’ve accomplished! Taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture will help you refocus on what is truly important in business and life.

And then there is the other side. Is there some small nagging chore that you really could get done this week? Today I deleted 1,000 emails from my inbox; I only found two I had ignored and should not have; but the naggy irritating worry is less now. Is there something like this in your life that needs to be taken care of?

Do you need more time for you?

Taking a day or two (maybe more if you can) to recharge your batteries will help you return to your life refreshed and refocused. Most of us sacrifice our selves to take care of others. Give yourself some of the time and care you lavish on those you love. And maybe even schedule it in on a regular basis.

Do you need more people? More Spirituality?

There are, blessedly, some people in our lives who love us anyway. These are the folk who neither judge nor condemn, but believe in us no matter what. They are the ones who will stand behind us when the going gets rough, and hold us up when we struggle, listen to us with love, and help us find our way when we feel lost or confused.  It is so important that we love them back. And your own Inner Core of Wisdom, by whatever name, needs time to be nurtured and listened to. Make time to do that this fall. Make time to be you.

AND the Food!

For the next year, I want to focus on the foods we are eating. Food and eating are the most intimate activities of our lives; because the food literally becomes parts of our bodies. I want to teach you about this, if you will let me, and show you how the food we eat can make our bodies better – or worse. I have to say, I am determined to eat properly because I believe you deserve all my brain cells up running and ready to go. I will show you how; next month!

And we need to look at how to handle all the situations that are coming up – from work to travel to holidays – staying on track with the food is the first and most essential step in transforming ourselves to be free of food difficulties. Let me show you how.

And did you see the August supermoon new moon?  Here is more information:

https://mentalfloss.com/article/598255/august-2019-is-ending-with-super-new-moon

Blessings to you,

Theresa

4 Responses to Labor Day and Self Care

  1. Nancy September 3, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

    Thank you Theresa! What a great reading to start my day and the season! You’re writing is relatable, informative and supportive! I always appreciate it!

    Nancy Kaley
    COR Retreat gal in Minnesota!

    • H. Theresa Wright September 3, 2019 at 10:39 pm #

      Thank you Nancy. And I love hearing about the great work you do.

  2. Karen B September 3, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

    Everything you said…YES! This hits home more than you know right now- we have a lot to catch up on.

    My favorite from above:
    ‘There are, blessedly, some people in our lives who love us anyway…’ ‘…It is so important that we love them back.’

    Thank you for this beautiful post.

    • H. Theresa Wright September 3, 2019 at 10:38 pm #

      You are welcome. I am so glad you liked it. Theresa

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