Tend(er) loving care.

‘TEND
verb
  1. regularly or frequently behave in a particular way or have a certain characteristic.’

It’s quite apt that the word for today is ‘tend’ as the theme of my week has been to focus on taking care of ones self and how I can improve the ways I do this. I listen to what my body is telling me – I have to, If I didn’t i’d almost certainly never leave my bed, let alone the house. I guess what i’m getting at, is i’ve decided to reflect, and pay attention to the ways i’ve been looking after myself, the things I tend to do every day and switch it up a little, to become more mindful.

Every day I tend to have a nap – this past week i’ve been practising laying down and meditating, just being still and silent. Breathing gently in time with my dogs, stroking their ears and thinking about all things i’ve accomplished so far that day, or all the things I am thankful for – I have found this works better (on a good day) than having a full blown 2 hour nap – yes that happens, it’s worse on a bad day!

I guess what i’ve realised this last week is that self care is important but maybe the thing you’re naming self care, isn’t the best form of self care you can be giving yourself. Is sitting and binge watching an entire series while eating crap really self care?

Here’s to me and a more mindful approach to self care.

It’s not selfish to take care of yourself, it’s necessary.

Love

– Chloe.

 Tend



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