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Be kind to yourself

Sorry for the quietness around here. I went through a little detox from social media/ blogging for the last bit.  Sometimes the pace of life needs to shift, and I found myself craving, needing calm, clarity and quiet.

I’m always worried that when these things start to happen – that I feel my moods shift – that it may be an incoming black cloud of depression – which I have experienced in my life. But I found that meditation, self care, saying no to things and keeping life simple seems to have gotten me through that stage, and I’m on the other end feeling lighter and my mind is clearer.

I’m still being kind to myself, and giving myself the permission to not overdo it. I used to think being busy = being successful. That one had to say yes to friends in order to keep friendships. But our priorities in life sometimes shift, and I found myself needing to retreat and enjoy my little man, go swimming as a family after school, go to the cottage with family, take a day off to be with my sister and work at my own pace – which is still sometimes at midnight in bed on my laptop, but it’s not with the feelings of guilt that I had to do something. 

Anyhow, here’s to self care, long hot baths, snuggling with your loved ones, sleeping in on the weekends. I hope that if you ever feel unsure about what direction your life is going, that you give yourself permission to say no to things and let your mind be quiet. I find it’s truly helpful and has gotten me through some gloomy days. xo

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    J
    October 22, 2018 at 1:07 am

    You do you, and do it well. You are absolutely right – busy does not equal successful, and friendships that are true can handle some quiet. 🙂

    I went back to university in January at the age of 44. (What was I thinking?!) But as I near my graduation date (47 days and counting) I am proud that I stuck to my goal. My friendships have taken a sideline, as has anything other than my school, kids and husband. I cant wait until my self care can look like a hot bath and a leisurely lunch with my girlfriends. Soon… soon.

    But its worth it – self care can look like a lot of different things – and good for you for choosing you.

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    Carol
    October 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    WOW, thanks for this! Very true and at the end of the day it’s not that hard once you start. Self care is hugely important in this rush everywhere culture. xo
    p.s. big fan of your pins & stationary we have many pins & prints in our home 😀

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    PATRICIA
    October 25, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Great post. It’s true, we can get so tide up in being busy and forget to check in with our emotions and make sure we’re taking care and being kind to ourselves.

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