I was away for 4 days in order to bond with other oily enthusiasts at a beach house 12 hours away from home. I drove out, stayed 2 days and then drove back. I arrived back to my family physically and emotionally exhausted, but the experience was downright amazing! I sat in training sessions for hours on end and filled up my notebook with notes. I made amazing connections with others and learned SO much.
In short – I fed my passion
When is the last time you fed YOUR passion?
I get it. Trust me, I do. It is difficult to carve out time. Add in the drama surrounding trying to get back into your day-to-day and you probably just want to skip the idea altogether. It took me a solid week to recover from my trip. The Boy was all out of whack because of the change. The baby has been a clingy mess and won’t let me out of his sight for more then a few moments. The laundry was pilled high and the dishes were overflowing in the sink. I had 4 days of work to catch up on while I tried to get everyone back on their schedules.
But I enjoyed myself. And we all need to enjoy ourselves sometimes. Even if all you can do is take a walk around the block in the sunshine, or read a book in a comfy chair, or hide in a closet to play a game on your phone. Find something that you enjoy and do it. Self-care is important. As they say, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
If I was to issue a 30-day self-care challenge,
Would you take it?