Over the last year I have written frequently about self-care as I prepared and now navigate the changes motherhood has brought. Despite my efforts I seem to be in a cycle of forgetting to truly practice self-care on a regular and consistent basis. In return I created more exhaustion and illness that I care to admit. And recently I have noticed the signs of my PTSD calling out as well. I am not grounded and it is time to truly take care of me.
In order to recharge and reconnect I will be taking a break from this blog for ten to fourteen days. I rarely step away from blogging, even on vacation, because I enjoy expressing gratitude and trying to put more positive vibes out in the world. I know that some of you make reading this blog part of your daily routine and for that, and you, I am truly grateful. Please know that I will return and when I do, hopefully, my blogs will reflect the recharged and reconnected self that I want to share with you.
I'm so grateful to make this decision and to release any guilt or stress that initially emerged. I'm grateful to acknowledge my needs and take actions to rebalance and bring myself back to health. I'm grateful for time with my family as I step away from blogging and work. I'm grateful to allow myself this breather and I'm grateful to know that it will recharge me physically, mentally, and spiritually. I'm grateful to all of you that read this blog each day. I'm grateful for all of you that stay tuned and return to reading when I log in again. Truly, I am grateful and thank you all for your support.
When was the last time you went barefoot? What does "getting back to basics" mean for you? What self-care are you needing today? What are you grateful for in this moment?
May today remind us all that we are human and our weaknesses as well as our strengths are what make this life beautiful. May we take care of ourselves and each other as we navigate this beautiful journey. Have a beautiful day and a beautiful time until we connect again!