We instantly dash to a friend in need of our help. We quickly scramble, if a family member needs our assistance. Our children and our pets – ALWAYS come before our own needs. Feelings of guilt can set in IF or when we put ourselves first. Self-care is necessary – not a luxury. We can and will run out of steam.
Before the heat of the day was upon us, and the heat index made it less than enjoyable to be outside – I chose to have ME time!
I headed to my favorite yoga studio – Bliss Yoga and Wellness – in Orange Park, FL.
My usual routine goes something like this –
- Leave the house late.
- Get frustrated in traffic.
- Rush into yoga class.
- Spend entire length of class trying to calm my mind.
I tried a new approach for a simple morning. I left the house early and detoured a few blocks from the studio, along the St. Johns River. Ahhh. A picturesque walk. I can feel the stress melting away. Maybe that isn’t the stress melting, maybe it is getting hot outside – with a quickness. Time to head over to the studio.
The studio is set back from the street, just past this enchanting wooded habitat. Instead of racing into class, I mindfully walked this peaceful pathway – watching the squirrels play in their stomping grounds, taking it all in with purposeful breathing.
This, sublime atmosphere, is a place to let go of worries and to-do lists and JUST BE! You can observe for yourself. It is effortless to see that Bliss Yoga and Wellness can become your hOMe – away from hOMe.
Honor yourself. If you are in the area of Bliss Yoga and Wellness – do yourself a favor and partake in a class in this tree house for all ages. Find your ‘bliss‘! I know this day will now be accompanied with a whole new perspective.
Did you take time for yourself today? What will you do – FOR YOU?
Self-care is NOT selfish. It is necessary. We all need time for ourselves.
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This post is for The Blog Tag’s Health and Fitness theme.