Last month, I wrote about the increasing importance of self-compassion in our modern world. So, this month, it makes sense to talk about the
next logical step. Once you get that we tend to skimp on self compassion and you understand the why,
you might be wondering what to do about it.
Well, one of the most reliable ways I know of to cultivate self compassion is to treat yourself with love
and respect. One of the most profound shifts in my personal health and wellness occurred when I
understood that I actually deserved to take time out of my schedule just to do something great for
myself with no "reason" why. I actually started taking baths just because they felt so freakin' good!
Before that time, the conversation in my head was something like "Baths waste water and time and are
for young kids". I think the first point is true and the third one might be, but number two was interesting.
How could time spent feeling as good as I felt during and after a bath be a "waste"? So, now, I have a
reminder in my calendar. Every week, it pops up and asks me "Have you pampered yourself this week
yet?" And if the answer is no, it's into the tub or a restorative yoga class or some other form of self
pampering for me! And now I've got lots of creative ways that I take care of myself.
As we head into the busy fall season with back to school, back to work and back to a more regular
rhythm, this is the perfect time to add some self care into your weekly calendar. Think of it as a way to
maintain some of that lazy/hazy-ness of summer until we get to springtime.
So, do you already have daily or weekly practices for full on spoiling yourself? Or, is there something
you could start this week? If you're stumped, post in the comments over on Facebook and I'll respond.
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