Online Wellness Challenge: Day 14

Own Your Worthiness!

1. Journal for at least two minutes on each of the following prompts for a total of 10+ minutes.  Ideally you will set a timer, and keep your pen moving even if you feel you have nothing more to say during the allotted time.  Be open to the limitless possibilities surrounding what your Self can reveal in this process.

  • How much is your health worth to you?
  • Can you imagine being even more healthy than you are right now?
  • What steps are you willing to take to improve and maintain Whole Life Health (balance in all areas of your life)?
  • In what ways do your actions support your knowingness that it is your birthright to be radiantly healthy and happy?
  • Do you have thoughts or make choices that lead you away rather than toward balance and joy in your life?

2. Let go of the idea that you don’t have time for self-care.  You don’t have time for it simply because you don’t make the time.  Schedule your exercise session, massage appointment, relaxing bath, time for meditation or other spiritual practice, healthy food preparation, or time with supportive friends on your calendar just like you would a doctor’s appointment.  Then stick to it because you are worth it, and because the whole world really does benefit from your taking better care of yourself.  No, it’s not selfish to give to yourself, it’s selfish not to take good care of yourself.   When you replenish your wellness reserves with regular self-care relating to food, exercise, positive interactions with others, and spiritual practices, you have so much more energy and inspiration to share with others.  On the contrary, when you neglect yourself and your own needs under the guise of taking care of everyone else, resentment, overwhelm, and exhaustion result.  So please, do your work, your family, and your spirit a gigantic favor, and HONOR THE TIME YOU NEED FOR DAILY SELF CARE, so that you can give back more effectively and freely in truly selfless service.

3. Practice scheduling your self-care today by blocking off at least 20 minutes of your day just for you, no excuses!

4. Continue eating as suggested in Day 13, slowly integrating heavier foods tomorrow.  As you transition your diet and perhaps feel tempted by low-nutrient foods (such as sugar, junk, fried, and heavily processed items) and depleting beverages (like alcohol, caffeine, and sugary drinks) pay special attention to the question “Is it worth it?”

5. Practice yoga for at least 20 minutes today choose restorative if you are feeling tired or do a vinyasa class if you have some emotions or stress to move through.  Perhaps you want to add an extra 20 minutes to your yoga time today and count that as your self-care.  It’s up to you recognize your needs and meet them lovingly.

6. Check in about anything you’d like from today and be sure to share with me what you did in your extra self-care time.

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