Why t’is the time to give… to yourself
As I was working on my computer last night, I made a bad fall. Don’t ask me how it happened, I did not really had time to notice. All I remember is that my feet were tangled in my blanket (our house is not well isolated and I try to be mindful of our energy consumption) and I ended up on my sacrum. My husband came to the rescue as he heard this loud BOOM! Needless to say, today I have aches and pain on my back and my head pounds as I walk. So forget about being productive, so I told myself: ‘’Let’s bundle up and work on my daily health rituals!’’
The best time is always now
If you are like me and most moms out there, you hardly put yourselves first. If you don’t do it, nobody will do it for you. Stopping to figure out how to rearrange my life and fit in some rituals is something I putted off for a long time. However, this time, life told me I had no more excuses. I think we should all take some time to find this much needed balance in our life, now. Why now? Because the best time to act upon it is always in the now. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Chances are you may thank yourself for your early morning yoga practice because your boss decided to call a last minute meeting at 5pm, right when you usually go to the gym! Or when you will finally decide to take an evening off with your significant other, one of your kids is sick and you need to reschedule. Life is full of surprises, good or bad. So why wait for later when you can enjoy it now? For life’s sake, we are talking about something beneficial not painful!
Slowing down when everybody else is accelerating is your best antidote to getting sick
I can hear some says but why right before the holidays, when we are all trying to get a gazillion things done fast so as to be merry with everybody else on D day? Because this is when we are the most under pressure and stressed out that we need some extra TLC. If you haven’t noticed, most people get sick with the change in weather and lots of social contacts. Then we all gather together to celebrate, touch and kiss each other, eat homemade food, hence share germs. On top of this we all went crazy, stressed out and skip a few hours of sleep here and there in order to finish everything on time. Some of us even need to travel to spend time with our family. With all this commotion, you need to stop before leaving for this party or the next and do something that will help you boost your immune system.
Because it feels good!
There is nothing logical about this reason. It is totally sensual. You can feel it in every cell when:
- You soak in a hot bath,
- You had a good night of sleep,
- You woke up with feelings of gratitude for your life,
- You breathe that fresh crisp air when you took your morning walk,
- You diffuse essential oils at home or work and kept your mind sharp,
- You felt nourished after that healthy homemade meal made with love.
The thing is, the better you feel physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually the more presence and joy you can bring to whatever you do. So please, don’t wait until life hit you in the face to take some time off of your to do list. Start some pampering rituals today and this time, achieve something that will make you feel good and rejuvenated daily. I vote for that! What is your best health ritual? I invite you to share your trick with us to grow this list.