There’s nothing like walking smack bang into a glass door and nearly knocking yourself out for the universe to tell you loud and clear, it might be time to slow down.
That’s exactly what happened to me last Friday morning.
I could feel the effects of sleep deprivation creeping up on me all week.
Being clumsy. Forgetful. Increasingly impatient and indecisive. Misplacing things.
Mornings waking up at 5am (sometimes earlier) with ‘Mumma!’ ‘MUMMMAAAA!’.
Getting things done late at night.
Waking up during the night to Ava having a bad dream.
Chloe waking up and taking time to re-settle.
I kept telling myself ‘You’re OK’. ‘Just get on with it’ and kept pushing through, until I was literally almost knocked off my feet.
By sweet, wonderful, blessed coincidence I happened to be booked in for a Sodashi Chakra Balancing Treatment at Bodhi J later that day and I have to say – I almost cried when I walked in, I was so happy to be there.
I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know anything about chakra’s – but I was open to a new experience.
The therapist Jenna was so calm and had a beautifully soothing voice, she talked me through the treatment and for the next 90 minutes combined massage with chakra balancing applying a series of luscious Sodashi Balance oil’s.
It took me a little while to relax, but by the end of the treatment, I felt so light and carefree – I could have floated out of the treatment room.
The feedback Jenna gave me about my chakra imbalances was very interesting.
I was definitely feeling out of sorts, but after the treatment I felt so much more grounded, calm and focussed.
The Sodashi Chakra Balancing Treatment is perfect for people craving physical, mental, emotional alignment, and something with a bit more depth from their spa visit.
After the treatment Jenna presented me with a beautiful herbal tea and fruit plate.
This beautifully blissful experience made me remember why it’s SO important to take care of ourselves.
So many of us are rushing from one task to another, not getting enough sleep or exercise or eating healthy, nourishing food.
Working, looking after our families, our homes – but not always doing a great job of looking after ourselves.
These wise words from my wonderful friend Tam’s blog Lady Tam Tam really hit home with me:
‘I realised I had to start prioritising my own physical and emotional wellbeing if my family was going to thrive. Slowly, I started to integrate daily self-care rituals into my life. They were simple at first – devouring a personal development book, downloading new music or silent time in the tub.
When I dedicate time every day to nurture my body, mind and spirit, I’m a better parent, a more compassionate partner and a happier human being.’
There are lots of small ways we can take better care of ourselves.
Sit down and enjoy a tea or coffee in a beautiful cup and relax for five minutes.
Plan a fun catch up with friends who make you laugh.
Take time to do things you enjoy and make you happy.
Watch a movie. Read a book. Try a new restaurant.
For me, if I get enough sleep, exercise and eat well then I am the very best version of myself.
A better wife, mum and friend with much more to give.
Sometimes you just have to bring it back to basics.
If you’ve been feeling like you’re running on empty or have hit a wall, now might be a good time to start taking care of you too.
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How have you been feeling lately?
How do you make sure you’re taking care of you?0