In the midst of this very busy time for me – when I’m mailing campaign material and attending candidate’s night, filming TV spots and knocking on doors – it’s so important to remember the importance of self care. And that is why I do these three things just about every day:
- Meditate. It’s been just over two years since I started a daily meditation habit and, while I haven’t always done it every day, right now I am on an 87 day streak. It’s time that’s just for me and, even if it’s only 5 minutes, it settles me in a way that nothing else does.
- Drink tea. I’m on a big tea kick these days and am really enjoying Yogi Ginger (and the quotes on the tea bags, too) as well as Pukka Three Cinnamon. There’s something really soothing about a warm cup in my hands and the aroma of spices and I feel restored every time I drink a cup.
- Use essential oils. This is a brand new thing in my world but I went to a demonstration a couple of weeks ago and I’m now completely hooked. At the class we made two different blends to take home, one called liquid sleep and one called liquid zen and these two little vials have been wonderful and couldn’t have come into my life at a more perfect time. I ordered some oils for myself and really look forward to learning more about using natural, rather than synthetic, remedies for lots of things.
What do you do for self care? I’d love to hear your tips!
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