Don’t go through life. Grow through life.
Sometimes I think we mindlessly go through life, continuing the habit of work, eat, sleep, awaken repeat…we get into the routine of doing what needs to be done during each day because it needs to be done. Taking care of ourselves sometimes gets pushed aside in order to take care of everyone else’s needs and we allow routine and the easy thoughtless unmindful ways to take over.
Being that it’s Sunday, I thought this was a good time to broach the subject of taking care of ourselves ~ “the Sabbath is a day of rest” as my Mom puts it ~ is just the ticket to change the routine. If it’s an excuse you need to use in order to allow yourself some time to just ‘be’ and relax, well, then here it is!
Let me remind you that there are 24 hours in a day…and you can spare 10 minutes for yourself. The idea is to start at 10 minutes for you and then add minutes as you go. Perhaps a little meditation could be in order…or some free writing where you can just allow your thoughts some flight…or just taking a little time to look up at the sky and notice the beauty in nature that surrounds you.
Just going through life isn’t a life…you need to GROW through life so that you can experience all that life has to offer! I don’t want to look back at my life and wonder where the years went…I want to stroll down my own memory lane with many stops along the way, enjoying the laughter and even the tears of moments which impact my life and my family…I want to remember fun times and silly moments…I want to smile and feel peaceful for how I lived, how I treated others and even how I treated myself. I want to remember stretching out of my comfort zone to breathe happiness into my soul.
Enjoy this Sunday!
Grow through your life!
You are worth it!