As women and especially if you’re a mother we hold on to so much unnecessary guilt and the need to want to offer more. Today’s society of women is very different to one of 20 years ago. It’s not right or wrong it’s just different. We work more, we exercise more, we look after our families and we strive to be more in life. As a woman I want you to know you are worthy and deserving of self-love, time for you and just you. And I know you are thinking in your head I don’t have time, how can I leave my kids, how can I fit it in amongst work, I feel bad to just go out and do something for me. Well too bad. If you want to keep giving and giving and strive more and more than you need to show some self-love and give back to yourself.
In my recent Teachers Yoga training in Women’s Health with ‘Bliss Baby Yoga’ we did a lot of journaling and one area we focused on was listing things that we love and provides self-love and giving back to ourselves. It can be as simple as having a tea once a day where you can relax and enjoy it for even 10 minutes. Or booking in a massage once a month. Or doing a regular Yoga class once a week. Or sitting on the beach reading a book. Find your happy place. Find your happy things and make a plan and effort to do these daily, weekly or monthly. It will energise you, relax you, make you feel loved, cared for and give you a sense of self.
“Women have a tremendous fear of feeling our tiredness. We are afraid that if we let ourselves feel it we will never get up again. My tiredness is mine. I have earned it.”
– Anne Wilson Shaef, “Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much”.
I have been so blessed to meet and surround myself with amazing women who teach me to embrace the self-love. One amazing lady I met during my teacher training with ‘Bliss Baby Yoga’ is Star Despres (educator) who has a heart so big and gentle any women would want to get to know her and learn from her experiences and teachings. If you want to indulge in two ways you can self-love and need more guidance then visit Star’s site http://www.divinestar.com.au/. When you sign up to her mailing list she will send you out a free copy of her book ‘Nourish- Exploring the Love of sacred Self care’.
In Health & Happiness