In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the holiday season. I intended to only have 2 holiday shows this year, especially with the new difficulty of scheduling conflicts and juggling three children. However, with the EXCITING opening of the new studio in November, SEVERAL new events were added to my calendar in a very short period of time. Events which were not at all on my radar. Plus adding work at my day job, launching four new businesses (yoga, reiki, bodywork, art), three kids, husband and the holiday season my fatigue and overwhelm has been tremendous the past couple days. I could curl up on the sidewalk mid stride and just sleep. I won’t, because I don’t want to get stepped on or frozen, but it is still tempting!
Sound familiar to anyone else?
It’s time for some serious self-care.
It feels a bit ridiculous during this time of giving to take time for yourself, right? It’s so easy to be bombarded by everything everyone else needs, especially with the ease of social media. People in need, everywhere… and I mean, everywhere! And it makes me sad, and makes me cry, and makes me want to help everyone. Being an empath as well, it’s incredibly hard not to physically and emotionally take on all that “need”. To me, it kind of feels like being pushed into a black hole while still reaching out with a ladder to help the person next to you in a last ditch effort before you are too far down.
So I’m making a conscious decision to move that ladder into my OWN black hole and help myself crawl out.
My Action plan (and resources for you should you want them):
2) taking a nourishing bath (look up diy’s for Cleopatra’s rose and milk bath)
3) eating the right foods for my dosha to rebalance
4) taking the time to meditate and do yoga nidra with the master.
7) painting something (anything) for myself
…and just doing my best because if I’m all out of whack so is my reality.
I invite you to do the same.
Should you feel called to join me at my studio in NE Minneapolis on Wednesday, December 16th, I’m guiding a World Peace Meditation and Intuitive Painting Session starting at 7pm. Might be just what your soul needs this holiday season.