Yesterday I went with a friend to get a pedicure. It is something I haven't done in years. And I justified it by saying it was "for her". I would do just about anything for the people I care about and so I can rationalize money spent if it is "for" a friend.
Did you catch it? Did you see how self-worth is downgraded by this thinking? Well, I do because that is what I am trained to spot as an empowerment coach. And yet it happens because I am human.
Am I worth the time for self-care? Absolutely. Am I worth having money spent to get some pampering? Absolutely. And yesterday being out with my friend it was obvious that I needed that girl time just as much as she did.
So today I once again set the goal and begin the journey of figuring out how to get self-care back in my day. I once again start re-training my mindset on not saying I am worth it but showing I am. I take a look at today's long list of to do's and I swallow the urge to wait until tomorrow to start self-care as I begin my day.
I'm grateful for the cyclical reminder that I need to take time for me. I am grateful for a pedicure and dinner with a good friend that helped me remember how much I need this time. I'm grateful to have beautiful toes as a reward. I'm grateful for the ability to see where my thinking and actions stray from what I truly believe. I'm grateful to admit I am human and feel no shame in needing this reminder. And I'm grateful to once again make a commitment to myself so that I can live my most joyful life.
How are you doing with self-care? Are your beliefs and your actions in unison?
May today remind us of the importance of taking care of ourselves. May we feel the love in simply having a little "me" time. Have a beautiful day!