How healthy are your health boundaries? Do you often feel like you do not have enough time to take care of yourself?
I often hear common complaints like,”I don’t have time to workout” or “I don’t know how to cook” but yet the unwanted weight does not budge or they beat themselves up when they overate when stressed out from a stressful day at work. If a pattern keeps occurring in your life that you’re not a fan of, ask yourself, “what lesson do I need to learn? What emotions come up when this pattern occurs? What beliefs are you holding on to about yourself or your health needs”?
We live in a fast paced world and it’s easy to push our emotions aside. Sometimes it may feel easier to live in denial than deal with the issue, but guess what- the situation will continue to show up, until you take time to analyze WHY it’s on repeat. Focusing on the root of the issue and the emotions tied to it will unblock the boundary.
This is why self-care is so important. Self- care allows us to listen to our mind & body and give ourselves what we need! Often times women feel like they have to “do it all” leaving no time for themselves. Then we compare ourselves to others. The woman who seem to have it all together with the successful job, juggling their home life, and have the time to keep their romantic relationships thriving. Yeah they could be super woman or they could be freaking exhausted? How do we remedy this exhaustion? A little or a lot of SELF-CARE!
Taking time for yourself is a must! If you don’t take time to care for yourself, your body will respond to the neglect and the negative emotions will show up screaming at you!
How does this look like in the body? Stress directly affects the gut lining making the body more vulnerable to illness. The adrenals become fatigue due to the demand of cortisol circulating in the body. Cortisol known as the fight, flight, or freeze mode is needed to protect the body from stressful events, emotions, food that causes inflammation, and life in general! The body is in defense mode trying to stay in a state of balance. When out of balance, the hormones will also become unbalanced.
How do you know when you need to make self-care a priority? Well if you feel exhausted, depleted, or even if something is missing in your life, it’s time to listen to you needs sister! Giving to yourself will allow you to give more to others and with a full heart. We must fill our tanks or we will burn out and that’s the bottom line!
When we make self-care a priority, we create healthy self-care boundaries. Take 10 minutes to sit and breathe. Make a list of things you are grateful for and feel the emotions that fill you will positive emotions. Get up & move, dance, sing, listen to a song that puts you in a good mood. Take a walk in nature. Take a hot bath with essential oils and Epsom salt. Bottom line, it doesn’t have to take long or it can..whatever time allows! Acknowledge you are taking care of YOU when you act on your desires. Be forgiving, grateful, and love your sacred time! You deserve it beauty!
When you give more love to yourself, more love comes your way…when you give love to others, more love comes to your way! The same goes for negative feelings, when you give others guilt, more guilt comes your way. If you give out anger, more anger comes your way. When you give resentment, you guessed it…more comes your way.
Ask yourself, “what do you want more of in your life”? Give it away and more will come your way! Then, jot down one way you plan to give yourself some must needed self-care TODAY and do yourself a favor- make it happen sister!