Do you ever feel like you’re on the verge of a melt-down and filled with excitement for the future all that the same time?!!…Well, I’d say that just about sums up the last few months for me! 🙂
I’ve been through A LOT of transition over the past few months… Starting in April when we (me and my family) decided to put our house of 22 years on the market, downsize, and move to 2 bedroom apartment. Big stuff! Then right into a few weeks of painters in the house, carpet cleaners, window cleaners, and a decorator to stage. We did everything we could to prepare our home to get top dollar! Then onto juggling home showings, family in town, and my youngest son graduating from high school. A very fun and exciting time for sure!!! Then we transitioned right into selling, donating, giving away many items we owned, and packing the items we planned to take with us. This was a hard and cleansing process all at the same time! I’m sure anyone who has moved and/or downsized can relate in some way to what I’m saying!?… Then moving and realizing we still had too much stuff! Seriously, that was a surprise!! 😀
During this entire time, experiencing many new things, and long to-do lists, I did what I could to take care of myself. Inspiring self care is my passion and I did what I could to inspire myself on daily basis. Whether it be to get outside and get some fresh air, take a hike (my favorite!!!), get a massage, or meet up with girlfriends… I knew that I could only be my best and take care of what had to be done if I was practicing self care regularly. Below is a picture of me on a recent hike at one of my favorite places.
What are you going through right now? What kind of change are you dealing with? When do you feel most stressed and struggle? I encourage you to ask yourself, stop long enough to hear the answer, and then be aware of what self care is needed for you to be your best with positive energy and clear focus. Not only for you, but for your family, friends, and community!
What will you do to say yes to self care today?!… Leave a comment and let me know.
Thank you for your time, I look forward to staying connected, and having a self care conversation with you. Snoop around my new site, learn about my newly created lifestyle brand, and sign up to get weekly inspirational self care emails on my home page.
Self Care Rocks! Laura Li