Monday, January 13, 2014
A Year Of Kindness - Challenge Week Two
But right now this seems to be an area where I'm struggling. A LOT. I'm not good at setting boundaries and sticking to them. I am very good at seeing the needs of other members of my family and doing my utmost to put their needs first, often leaving my own on the back burner, simmering. And we all know that is a recipe for getting burned! As in burned out, tired, sick. To the point where we are unable to care for ourselves let alone anyone else.
So this week I challenge you to be KIND to Yourself!
How you ask?
Maybe you will make time for a bubble bath.
Or take yourself on a nature walk, camera in hand.
Maybe you'll look yourself in the mirror and say nice things to yourself, and thank your body for the wonderful job it does in getting you around.
Maybe you'll make some time for pampering - a manicure or massage.
Maybe you'll spend some time getting messy with paint. Or cutting and pasting pretty papers.
For an inspiring article about being kind to yourself, read here.
This week I actually have some "ME" time scheduled. I'm spending the weekend at a crop in Reading. I'll do some cutting and pasting. I'll likely get a massage. I won't be doing any housework or cooking! This little break is much needed and probably long overdo. And I'm excited!
So tell me, what will YOU do to be kind to yourself this week???