Today’s a Self-Care Kind Of Day

“In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” ~ Dalai Lama

 

It’s been a busy few weeks for me. Lots of work with clients, lots of email and phone and message support for students and clients, lots of care of family members. On top of writing, getting courses and retreats ready, and running a few webinars. And too much time in the city.

So today is a ME kind of day. A day for acupuncture and IVs to help my recovery from  major illness earlier this year, and for my ongoing recovery from Lyme disease. It’s a day for shopping for healthy food, and for wandering our vegetable gardens to harvest something for our dinner. It’s a day for visiting the beach to watch the ocean, or maybe dip my toes in, and then an early, early night.

No work. No clients. Just me, my healing team and my family. Some time in nature, an abundance of hugs and lots of rest. I am more than ready for that kind of a day.

How about you? Have you got some self-care on your agenda any time soon?

If you want help with that I have three suggestions:

  1. Come hang out at Retreat with me in November. I have just a few places left! Details here.
  2. Our next #GeShiDoMo challenge starts soon, and you could have an entire month devoted to self-care or getting things done to take the pressure off. Stay tuned for details later this week!
  3. 2018 Year of ME will also be launched next month. There’s a Planner to help you create a balanced and productive life with lots of active self-care, as well as a year-long membership and course with webinars with me, meditations and soul development information, practical guidance and a really awesome community of kind and supportive souls. More details on that soon too.

I hope you find a little you-time in your day today!
Lots of love, Nicole  xoxo

Sneaking Back to Bed

“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolic, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring.
Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience—you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.”
~ Alysha Speer

 

I’ve had a big few days, lovelies.

A big month actually, between having intensive IV therapy to combat my superbug, and doing a load of readings and coaching for clients, and of hand-holding souls at the end of their lives, and of supporting people I care about through hard times.

This morning I woke up after a restless night, did my healing meditation for the world and all my loved ones (that includes you!) and then thought I would write my blog and get onto my avalanche of unanswered emails and messages that keeps growing while I have been busy attending to more urgent matters.

But I changed my mind.

My husband is sleeping in a dark, cool room. Harry dog has snuck up beside him.

And I am still tired.

So I am going back to bed for some more sleep and cuddles with my loved ones.

Because that’s what self-care looks like.

I hope you are looking after yourself too!

Hugs and love, Nicole <3 xx