Dear Self-LOVE Warriors,
I have not posted in two days, which is not like me, and like Michelle I find myself being hard at myself at times when I find myself comparing myself to other’s goals and achievements. However, I am then brought back to the fact that I am me and know one else, and my goals and when I achieve them have to be on my own timeline.
I have been putting in 13 hour days at work and have not had time to even open up my home computer. Though I have had to work a lot I have really focused on self love through-out my day. For example I take 5 minute breaks between clients and meditate between them. I imagine good energy filling my body, spirit and mind, calling on the healing powers of the universe to help guide myself and client when they are in session. This is very helpful in grounding myself. I also like to take part of my lunch time taking a walk…this boosts my energy and if it is raining I do stretches. I have been very aware of drinking my water and putting good substance in my body as fuel.
Last night I acted with self love after a 12 hour day of work. I was invited to celebrate my birthday which was Tuesday with some good friends over great food and live music in a little place in Fairfax. I took in the words that this woman sang. She sang so beautifully and I danced inside to the rhythm of her songs, connecting to the beat and lyrics. I realized that I have not been singing as much as I would like…so today, I sang for the 40 minutes I was in the car going to work, and the 40 minutes back. This was a form and act of self-love. If I did not have these coping skills and ways to love myself I think I would really have a difficult time doing all that I do.
It is my intention to slow down and do less in the next 27th year of my life.
Blessings and love,
Lindsey Wert is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Sonoma County with special interest in treatment and prevention of eating disorders and sexual trauma. Lindsey’s passions are supporting women in learning how to love themselves from the inside out. Lindsey contributes to her community by giving eating disorder presentations, doing prevention work and supporting the health at every size movement. Visit Lindsey’s personal website, From the Inside Out: Self Love and Transformation
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