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Guilty Admission

Friday, May 13, 2011

I have a confession to make….. I got up this morning fully intending to start my day right. Woke to my alarm at 5 AM and went to yoga class. The gentle sounds of rain and the twittering birds – along with the challenges of the yoga - created an enjoyable experience. Came home and had a healthy breakfast, then….went back to bed for an hour!

I am so fortunate to be able to take some Fridays off and I usually try to get lots of tasks that pile up over the week done. The list of to-dos usually doesn’t get completed, but I make a good dent!

Can anyone else relate to this type of guilty admission? I think it is a good reminder that we need to take time for ourselves. A nap first thing in the morning? Unheard of – yet I believe it did me a world of good. I am sharing this information as a reminder that taking care of ourselves is not just about eating right and exercising, but also about listening to what our bodies need most. Sometimes it might be pulling weeds in the garden to release pent up frustrations. Sometimes it might be quiet reflection at the river’s edge. Sometimes plowing through your to-do list. All these serve their purpose in a balanced life.

So… if you feel the need to do something out of the ordinary to feel better I say go for it! I was just kidding about the “guilty” in my title. I’m glad to admit I’m taking good care of myself. If it keeps raining I may take another nap this afternoon!

Enjoy your day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRYINGHARD1948 5/13/2011 7:33PM

    I am definitely with you, listening to your body is an absolutely essential part of taking care, not only of yourself, but being able to care for others.

PS, and there's no need to feel guilty about it either. emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/13/2011 7:33:53 PM

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-CURVALICIOUS- 5/13/2011 2:45PM

    Absolutely on point! Our bodies will tell us what we really need, and when we get off track is when we don't listen to them. BTW, naps are heaven!

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SHEKURE 5/13/2011 2:38PM

    I think you're right that it's important to listen to your body, so I'm glad you say there's nothing to feel guilty about. Enjoy your restful day!

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