Consider This – Your Self Care Routine
For the past six months my life has been in transition and for the last of those two months I have not been able to follow any semblance of a routine that keeps me sane. I have struggled with maintaining a routine – series of action that I follow on a regular basis. Since making the decision to draw a close on one chapter and begin a new chapter my circumstances have not always been conducive to healthy eating, regular exercise, time spend in nature, reading, writing, journalling, listening to music and so on.
During this transition, my monthly, weekly and daily routine has gradually fallen away and I have found it very difficult to maintain any practices and or activities that feed my spirit, replenish my soul, heal the brokenness of the hard decision to end one chapter – when I needed it most. I am sure that is why it is 3:00am in the morning and I am up writing this blog post. No time like the present to begin creating new healthy routines. By that I mean journalling and blogging not the being awake at 3:00 am in the morning.
For the last six months my routine my focus has been all about determining what items were the best to keep and what items could never really be replaced that would go with us to new location, what items could be sold and replaced when we were physically in our new abode. Pack these items away so they would be able to make the 3000 mile journey to our new home and find new homes for those items that would not be coming with us to our new home.
Looking back it would have easier on me if I had decided to keep only one routine consistent through my transition. Just one activity that I did on a regular basis .
Now that I am all moved in – those items we brought with us are unpacked, the bare necessities are purchased and the building we are is now feeling like a home – a unique opportunity presents itself to me. The opportunity to establish new routines – to learn from my previous experience about what works for me and what does not work for me and create new routines that nourish, care, grow and feed me.
We have one last task ahead of us to get our motorcycle home. Once that is done my commitment to myself is to sit down, reflect and evaluate what has worked well for me with my routine for care of ME, what has not worked well. From there I will create a self care routine for the next chapter of my journey that is based upon my experiences, incorporates my new surroundings.
Consider This – What opportunities are presenting themselves to you to reflect on, evaluate and revise your self care routine?