I was really hungry.
Just before I unconsciously shoved the food in my face, I paused, said a mini blessing and acknowledged where my food came from, and how fortunate I am to have access to good, quality food on the regular.
It made my eyes swell a bit.
Just having that little moment was enough to connect me into the present moment, to bring me from the outside world, inward.
It gave me permission to slow down.
Are you like me?
A busy woman with a full life, managing a job, a household, friendships, dating, and in all of it you find yourself wondering when someone is going to give you permission to press the pause button?
I learned I had to give myself permission to slow down.
Some Sundays, like last week, I don’t even get out of my pajamas! Last week I walked my dog Maddie in my PJ’s!! And I didn’t brush my teeth until 4pm!! (GAH!!)
It used to feel weird, to let myself have that day.
I remember I would make up reasons why I wasn’t available, I didn’t want to admit that I needed that day for ME!
Imagine that!! Feeling guilty about loving yourself!??!
I OWN IT! It’s MY day, and I’ll do, or NOT do what I want!!
My body, my mind, my spirit, and my soul NEED time to pause.
It’s how I recharge myself, it’s a gift I give myself so I can keep giving to those around me. My relationships thrive because I take care of me.
Just imagine if you took one hour out of one day, what that would do for your soul?
What would you DO (rather, NOT do) to reconnect to YOU?
Society would have you believe that taking time for you is selfish.
And you know what, it IS selfish.
If Selfish means taking a moment to pause and love yourself, then go ahead and take that on.
Taking pause helps you connect to what’s happening in your world, to the people around you, to the food on your plate, to the heart of your own self.
And that’s the greatest gift anyone could receive.
Be Selfish this weekend!
I DARE YOU!!!
Tell me how you were selfish this weekend, I wanna know!!