Some people are going to be reading my posts about Supreme Self Care and thinking ...
'Yeah ok for you, you don't have x y z you have to do',
'HOW does she find time?'
'Well, that's ok for you, you don't have kids to feed and get up for school'.
Well, no, I don't, no.
But I do know that I do have plenty of other responsibilities (as we all do) and I don't have unlimited time.
Or do I?
I believe in the concept of Einstein Time (read The Big Leap - a fave book that changed my life and concept of time).
And I really, really believe in the concept of CHOICE.
That means I prioritise my self care stuff, and my writing, and my doing ALL the things I really care about and am passionate about.
That means I also say NO a lot.
To fun things as well as the learning to say no to things you really don't want to do but (used to) feel obliged to.
It's easy to think that learning to be someone who can say 'no', means saying 'no' to things you don't want to do.
Ha! MUCH more it means saying 'no' to things you DO want to do.
I say no to TV.
I say no to parties.
I say no to meet ups with friends and family.
I say no to that book I want to read.
I say no to sleeping another half an hour.
To going to bed earlier and to getting up later.
Etc, etc, etc.
It means - when I SAY prioritise, I MEAN prioritise.
No, it's not easy.
I never said it was easy. I said it was SUPREME self care to take the best care of me.
It means really thinking about what it takes to put you first - and not JUST your physical, emotional, spiritual .... also your CREATIVITY.
I believe we all NEED to be creative beings, whatever that looks like for you ... and for me, I need time and space to even work that out.
It means prioritising you and what you want to do ... and the results and goals you are going to achieve.