Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday's Walk

Wednesday's Walk is a time that I spend reflecting on things that are important to me.  Since it is the day before Valentine's Day many of the blogs are talking about the importance of self-care. I know that whether I am being coached or coaching someone else self-care is something we always discuss.  This can be a very simple topic or a very complicated one.  We are all different and our life styles and situations are very different. For some, they change from day to day or even hour to hour depending upon the health and needs of those around us.  So I don't want to presume what is best for anyone since I am not always sure what is the best for me.  But I do know that it is important to take care of yourself. 

I think that self-care begins with self-awareness.  You can begin by asking yourself, "Am I taking care of myself in the best way that I can?  Is there something that I would like to change?  How can I make that change in the simplest way possible?  What very small step can I make today to begin taking care of myself in the way that is best for me? 

One of the ways that I take care of myself is to go to a yoga class once a week.  Yesterday, I realized that this not enough but right now that is all that I can schedule.  But I can begin a home yoga practice something that I have talked alot about but have never done.  So my small step this week is to add one at home ten minute yoga session to my week.  If I happen to go longer or add more sessions, then that is wonderful.  But if I add just one ten minute session I have met my goal. 

Is there something that you have wanted to do to take care of yourself?  Is there a small step you would like to take today.  I invite you to join me on this journey of self-care.  We all have responsibilities that we have to take care of.  But we also need to be sure that we are taking care of ourself.  I would love to have you join me on this year of self-care which can begin today one small step at a time.


  1. Hi Gina, I have not been here in a while, just been doing a little blog hopping and it seems to me that many of us are in a similar place. I have read yours and other's posts over the last 3 years and it feels like we have all journeyed together! In particular self care and yoga seems to be on our minds! I'm making yoga a regular feature on my blog. I've managed 2 yoga sessions at my gym over the last 4 years, but what I have found works for me is I try to incorporate small postures as a part of my daily routine, tagged onto my shower bathing time, say one round of sun salutation followed by just 5 mins rest/meditation. I figured this would become a habit just like tooth brushing! I'm going to be posting about my Yoga Gratitude Prayer on Sunday! Best wishes. x

    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I think your suggestion is wonderful. I have decided that the first thing I will do each day is a sun salutation and then at least one pose for my back. Hopefully, my home practice will grow from there.

      I tried to visit your blog but google will not let me access your information. Hopefully, I will be able to find you by Sunday. I would like to read your post.


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