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Self Care

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Spending some time today thinking about my dreams. Then I was thinking about my "to do" list. My goals and what I do daily. I am moving towards my goals. Some have been harder than others to implement. But, there is no problem starting now or restarting later if it somehow does not go as smoothly as I had hoped. My goal is to live this year in a way that I will be glad of my accomplishments when it is done.

After I finished all this thinking I was struck by the idea of taking time each day to contemplate my goals. I have been doing that. Take time to include them in my prayers. Sometimes asking for help, other times for guidance.

Then I need to think of this years journey as taking care of myself as well as others. Not deprivation. If I know that cleaning the kitchen will help me stay on track the next day then that is a good thing and self care. I know that eating the candy or whatever will not be self care. When I feel like I want it I need to find other means that will help me feel cared for.
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NANCY- 1/26/2013 8:26AM

    It is nice to have something just for you. Taking some time out of your day just for you is so worth it. What helps me is to taking the time to savor a fragrant cup of tea. Right now my fav is a jasmine green tea, it is like drinking flowers.
Another thing I do is to take a few moments to enjoy the view. Watching the birds, the clouds, nature has a soothing effect.
And for daily practice just a simple meditation
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I also enjoy pedicures, having painted toes is a nice surprise to see and makes me smile. Makes doing crunches in the pool more fun when I see that slash of color.

You will find what works for you.

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NETTYBREAD 1/24/2013 7:54PM

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Beautiful thoughts... thank you for sharing.

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DEBLYNN323 1/24/2013 10:15AM

    You're on the right track.... emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/23/2013 9:06PM

    Now ya got the right spirit!

GOOD FOR YOU!

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NOTGIVINGUP49 1/23/2013 7:52PM

    You are always so insightful Pam! I need to get back to more of my inside work to help me get back on track with the outside as well. I have been having difficulty asking for help and getting back to taking better care of myself. Thanks for the insight, guidance, and motivation! emoticon

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