You’re the best friend that I ever had
I’ve been with you such a long time
You’re my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true , I really love you
You’re my best friend
I am a big advocate for self care. It is so important for your over all wellbeing and helps you to stay connected with your entire being. I try to do at least one tiny thing every day just for myself and one bigger thing once a week. Last week one of my big things was taking a bath (which you can read all about here) and a realization suddenly struck me.
We’ve been in these bodies since birth. Inside contains every single memory of our existence. Every single thing we’ve ever done, every bump and scrape, every sorry and joy. Our bodies are our souls home base, sanctuary, a place of protection and our soul and body have done everything together. If you really think about it, our bodies are our very first friends and it has been with us on this incredible journey this whole time.
I think that’s really incredible. If you think about our culture now-a-days, everything is so dispensable. You can buy disposable and single-use everything, heck, you can even trade in your car as your mood suits you. We replace and upgrade things that aren’t even broken. Always spending more and more money on newer, better, faster. Yet we’ve had our bodies this whole time. Some of us are young. Some of us are old. Regardless of what length of time, our bodies have always been there for us, but we haven’t always been there for them.
There have been plenty of times that I’ve had too much to eat or went a little overboard on dessert. There have been times that I have had a little too much to drink or stayed up way too late. Sometimes those times are OK too. Maybe you are celebrating a wedding or are waiting up for the delivery of a new family member. Maybe it’s your Grandmother’s 80th birthday or you’re visiting a long-time friend. Whatever the occasion, bending the rules isn’t always a bad thing, but we don’t want to skip out on taking care of ourselves the next day either.
I truly believe that a little self-care can carry you a long way. I love to do little things for myself every day. Take a longer shower. Take a break in between work for a little hooping session. Make a yummy smoothie. They are all little things, but believe me, they add up! Then once a week I like to do something huge. Maybe one week I will go for a 90 minute massage or another time I might get a pedicure. Sometimes I like to go out to eat and get something really yummy and healthy. The choices are up to you. Whatever brings you joy and soothes your soul and brings you back in touch with this beautiful body that keeps you protected every single day of your life. Your best friend.
I wish you lots of love and light on your journey and may you always see the glimmer of light that guides you home.