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Take A Few Minutes for Self Care You Deserve It

As a busy mom, wife and entreprenuer I feel that I am always rushing about worrying about  or caring for other people. I have made a decision today, that since the Spring is a time for renewal, one of the things that I am going to do is commit a few minutes a day to self care. And when I do it I am going to remind myself that I deserve it and I do this because I love me. The exact words are going to be ” This I am doing because I love you and you deserve love.” You can substitute the word “love” with “pleasure”, “joy” , “ease”, ” to be happy”, ” to be pampered” , what ever you want to use but just make sure you just stop and take the time to do it.

I did something like this this morning while putting on some scented lotion. I just stopped rushing and just took a moment to just inhale in the scent. It was a wonderful experience that just transported me to Heaven or the Garden of Eden. I closed my eyes and breathed in slowly. It took less than a minute to do that but it added much more in the way of joy and pleasure into my life and day. At that time I didn’t add the words but I plan to in the future, starting later on to day as a matter of fact.

Sometimes we are so busy that we don’t think that doing something for a few minutes is going to make a difference. We feel that we need a whole spa day or a vacation or an entire one hour massage. When sometimes all we need is to take some deep breaths, or sip our favorite herbal tea, or inhale a nice scent either from a candle, perfume or flower. Sometimes all it takes is to just stop and look at our loved ones, or out the window or at something that makes us smile, feels good or inspires us.

We can afford those few minutes a day that it will take to do this. This is not a luxury but absolutely mandatory for our health and emotional well being. Doing this will interrupt the pattern that we’ve created of rush, rush, rush, rush, rush, rush, rush! We will be communicating and telling ourselves with not only our minds and mouths, but with our actions that we are worthy and deserving of good, of love, of time and attention. We will not be looking for a mate to do this for us, they will just be icing on the cake not the cake itself. We will  provide self love for ourselves.

So before ending this article stop and take some nice deep breaths and plan when, where and what you are going to do to take care of yourself just for a few minutes today. Be sure to give yourself a lot of different options and times during the day to feel good, admire something beautiful or think of something that makes you smile.

I’d love to hear what you came up with or what you do now. This will  give us all some great ideas to work with and we will all benefit. Have an amazing day!

2 Responses to “Take A Few Minutes for Self Care You Deserve It”

  1. A few moments a day are nice. Disconnecting, every once in a while, for a full day of reflection and self care is even better….and needful if we are going to keep giving of ourselves to others. We must “take” the time to replenish ourselves so that we can help others.

    • D'TaRelle F. Tullis says:

      Hey Jacqueline!!!!!!!! So nice to see you!!!! After I finish replying I am going over to visit your site to see what’s up. I agree with you that a whole day is definitely better. But sometimes we use time as an excuse to not do something. In addition we also need to take baby steps in order to create a new habit that works for us. Once we start experiencing the success and the delicious feelings from doing it in small increments we will gradually do it for longer periods of time. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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