I was part of a small group of nine students and we loved it so much that when we had our closing circle…none of us wanted to leave! We kind of looked at each other and said, “I guess we better go now?” 😀 😀
All of us landed at the retreat for various reasons, all on different paths and brought together for a nourishing weekend.
When I told some friends I was going on a yoga retreat, they said “What!?”….and I get it. Some people may find yoga retreats really boring! I have heard people say “Yoga is really boring. It’s like watching paint dry.”…which makes me laugh because I am die hard yoga, more please. The difference in opinion is great because it highlights that one person’s idea of self-care is different to another person’s idea of self-care.
What is your idea of self-care?
How do you self-soothe and remain replenished and able to show up and be and give your best?
Self-care does not always have to be about going away for the weekend. The attendees at the self-care workshop Kerrie Mann and I co-facilitated recently said self-care means:
- Drinking more water
- Cutting down on coffee
- Making time to see friends and having a chat
- Attending a self-care workshop
- More sleep
- Going to Church
- Saying a prayer
Self-care is as individual and unique as the stars in the sky. It does not have to be costly. If you take this thinking and small decisions about self-care bigger, it starts to spill out into other decisions in life.
Self-care also means:
- Leaving jobs that are toxic
- Ending relationships that no longer serve
- Saying yes to something pulling at your heart
How can you take care of yourself a bit more this week?
This is me planting the seed and inviting you to invite more self-care into your world. Whatever that means for you.