Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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.
Posted by Ginny at 6:50 PM