I recently went for a massage with the wonderful Emma from EK Holistic Therapy in Edinburgh and as I lay there enjoying, relaxing and letting thoughts come and go, one thought in particular stayed with me afterwards. When do we make time for our inner self? As I lay there, my imperfections and worries slowly began not to matter anymore. I really took the time for me, to rebalance, fully relax and be at peace with myself. I've never felt so calm and content, truly in a deep sense of relaxation.
'you can't pour from an empty glass - put yourself first'
I always take care of my skin, hair and nails but never my weight or my inner self. I shovel chocolate and toast down my throat with copious amount of tea and coffee. I know we all do it, it's quick and simple. As a mother it's always so easy to forget that we need to function properly too. I never tend to my inner self as much as I should. Mentally, physically or emotionally. I shut things down and push them aside, But you see my body, just like yours, holds onto all that stress & pain.
When you get that chance, go and book something that's for you, take that long walk, read a nice book with the candles on and completely shut off, relax, put some music on and focus on you and your breathing, nothing else! Take up that class you've always thought about, or even make small changes to your diet that will improve how you're feeling. Don't feel guilty and definitely don't make excuses - just do it and see how you feel afterwards.
Remember YOU'RE worth it, YOU'RE amazing and YOU'RE going to do it for YOU!