Take Time for YOU!

January 7, 2016 by

Take-Time-for-YOU!“Sometime you just need a little bit of time for yourself to clear your mind and see things from a new perspective.” ~Unknown

I just came back from a glorious “Goddesses Arising” weekend with Christy Whitman in Arizona last month. It was awesome.

I got to enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather and landscape with 50 of my closest “soul sisters”, while we worked on understanding the Goddesses within all of us. What an enlightening and amazing bonding experience. I go on these types of retreats 2-3 times a year.

But….I remember when I was raising 2 daughters as a single Mom…and a weekend retreat to Arizona or anywhere for that matter, would have been as likely as going to Mars. So…how can you take time for you in an often busy and hectic life? What can you do to be good to yourself and inspire yourself daily?

Well…make a list of little things you love to do, things that make you feel fulfilled and successful. This list can be short or as long as you would like it to be.

When my life was complete chaos…oh I remember it well. I showed up to work one day with a navy and a black shoe on…and that was on a good day! During that part of my life…I would try to lie in bed for just a few minutes after the 6:15 A.M. alarm and count my blessings and plan my day…setting my intention for happiness and balance. That always made me feel ready for whatever the day would bring.

Taking a little time for yourself does not have to cost a lot of time or money. For me it would be a simple as taking my dogs for a walk while my girls did their homework after dinner. I enjoyed the nature, it cleared my head and I felt a real bond with my collie dogs.

Once in awhile I would take a long hot shower and just enjoy the silence instead of my usual 3 minute in and out. Sometimes I would call a friend and just laugh at our day. Having a sense of humor and the ability to not take myself too seriously was a life saver. Meditating or just sitting quietly with my eyes closed, after the girls went to bed would give me a sense of calm and balance.

There are so many things that you can do that don’t take a lot of time or money. All that is important is that you enjoy doing it… and remember YOU ARE WORTH IT!

So make a list …and commit to take time for you! You will love the results. I guarantee it!

 

“Live simple, love well and take time to smell the flowers along the way”. ~Mark Twain

 

Affirmations:
Today I take a little time for myself…because I’m worth it!
I give to myself in addition to giving to others.

 

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  1. Thank you Cathy. It is important to take you time.

    I think back with fondness on the first Christmas my children were with their father and not with me for Christmas morning. As my thoughts began to spiral down into how awful it was, I changed my thinking.

    As a single Mom, working two jobs, I realized that this was an opportunity, not a tragedy.
    My children were safe with their father. I did not have to cook Christmas dinner.

    I could enjoy the peace and solitude of this special day. I ran myself a hot bath, with bubbles. I took my time getting dressed before going to my Mom’s for dinner. I gave thanks for the special gift of time with me on what had traditionally been one of the busiest days of the year.

    It was a gift to me, from me. Give yourself the gift of you from you. Make time for you!

    • Thank you so much for sharing. Somebody once told me…you can’t serve others if your cup is empty. You need to fill your cup 1st.

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