As I mentioned in an earlier post I chose Self Care for my word of the year. Like I did last year I ordered a necklace from Liz Lamoreaux with the word hand stamped on it. I find wearing the word is a pretty powerful statement to the universe. It reminds me every time I see it just what my focus is.
I received this years necklace yesterday. The stone is my birthstone an amethyst, I found this really hard to photograph. Now that my necklace arrived the year seems cemented in what I will do.
So far this year Self Care has been sort of a mindset. When I find that life gets a little crazy I step back and think no, you don't want to go there. You're doing self care this year. The result usually means I stop what I am doing. I get off the hamster wheel and take a bath or have a nap and just sit in silence or any of the other ways that self care reveals itself to me. Its a process of discovering how important it is for me, to put me first. What a journey this year is going to be. I know I am going to learn a lot about myself with this word.
How do you bring self care into your life?