I sat on my mat, uncomfortably. It had been about 3 weeks since I attended a yoga class. To be honest, I don’t know how long it had been. I booked a class after the realisation that the removal men took my yoga mats.
Both of them. Gone. And it took me 9 days to realise this.
And now here I was. Back on the mat, easing into just like when I first started yoga, with a yin & meditation class.
“What matters most?” The teacher asked in a soft and supportive voice. Samantha has this amazing way of making you feel like you are ok and fully supported.
I immediately thought of my children. I could picture very clearly their lovely faces. Their radiant smiles.
As the class progressed, we worked through various restorative yin yoga poses. I could feel that feeling.
That feeling on the inside.
The inner glow.
The feeling of self compassion.
The feeling of joy.
And I realised, that’s what matter’s most.
Let go of the doing
It’s so easy to get all caught up in the busyness of life. There’s so much to do! If you are like me, you’ll be juggling 101 things every day, and rarely get to enjoy a cup of tea while it’s hot.
In my yoga class, Samantha reminded me to let go of the doing. For a while, be still and take care of me. It was in these moments of being still that I was able to realise that what mattered most to me was my own self care.
Commit to a self care routine
It’s not going to happen if you don’t make it a priority. Make self care a priority and block out time in your calendar for the things you will do to take care of yourself.
Make a commitment to yourself to create a self care routine. Studies have shown that people are 2-3x more likely to fulfil commitments that have been written out and shared with others. share them in the Blossome Together community. It will help you stay accountable to your own self care and you will inspire others too.
A routine can become a ritual
If you keep at it, a routine can develop into a ritual. A ritual becomes something that is so part of you, you don’t have to think about it. You just do it, on autopilot. It just happens. And when you build healthy rituals, the feeling is amazing. You feel good on the inside.
Self care matters most. When I am feeling my best, I am the best I can be at everything I do. Self care makes me a better mom, a better friend, a better work colleague. It also makes me the best friend to myself, treating myself with care and self love. And that’s why self care matters most.
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