I woke up this morning a little under the weather and the urge to stay in, under covers and just be. And here I am typing away at you guys. That’s cause I’m being led down a rabbit hole – a helpful one and have an urge to share.
This year’s business focus for me is “Love Myself” and it’s not easy. Not ’cause I’m unloveable but because I’ve got really bad habits around self-care. I’ve worked hard my whole life and have an ever-present, powerful and subtle belief that I must work hard.
In the last few days I’ve had my eye caught by articles that talk about self-care:
- The Everlasting Effects of Self-Love by the Mindful Movement. They have many free and amazing meditations on their YouTube channel.
- By the same group, a downloadable PDF to help you Create a Morning Routine. And they go DEEP. It’s such good work.
- Mindfulness Through Breathing audio meditation by Brain Belly Heart. Nicole says, “Join us in cultivating sanity, calm, and connection.” Yes! She’s so heartful and I appreciate her soooo much.
- Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist. “A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed, almost everyone I talked with was int he same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy.” You can find it at ThriftBooks which I recommend over Amazon because they are run by real people making a difference: just read their purpose and action.
- Daily Om newsletter that calls for “Heart Offerings.” It states, “Real love and support come when we give generously and humbly.” What would be possible if we gave that real love and support to ourselves in ways that nurtured us deeply and planted us firmly in our own bodies – limbs, organs, feet, arms, heart and skin.
- And, finally, an article by Fast Company that explains “How to tackle the monsters holding you back from being a good leader. Seven deadly fears can turn us into unconscious leaders. This is how deep-dives can fix that.” Such a good article! I don’t know that I aspire to being a leader but I am definitely a leader of myself and I don’t want to operate by rote and reactivity.
Take care of yourselves, stay in and under covers if you need it, and live this coming year deeply embodied and full of celebration! I hope you’ll join me.