I've fallen off the track...
For how long? Who knows. Maybe a month, maybe it's only been a few weeks. It feels like forever!
Off track in what way? Off track in my self-care (meditation, yoga, working out, journaling, being grateful, praying, eating clean, juicing, etc.).
I've had days where I ate nothing but bread, cheese, pasta, and chocolate (yummy, but not good for me or my mood).
I've been off track in my meditation - almost an entire week going by without taking the time to meditate.
Off track with my scheduling, bed time, and passion for life.
What does this mean?
I revert back to a cranky, overly-emotional, feisty little Maria.
Unfortunately, when I'm in this mode, my nature is not to be so lovely and wonderful to be around. My nature is kind of aggressive and can be a little whine-y and without an excellent self-care routine, I can slip into some of those old, nasty habits. When I start to notice myself losing my temper, gossiping, or eating like total crap, the first thing I look at is my self-care.
How early am I going to bed? How long am I sleeping?
What are my current thought patterns, feelings and emotions?
Am I being productive, or wasting away the hours of the day?
Am I being kind to myself? Am I being compassionate towards others?
Am I meditating once, twice, three times a day?
Have I done yoga today? How have I moved my body today?
When's the last time I juiced, cooked a super healthy meal, or drank a smoothie?
Who am I surrounding myself with? Are they lifting me up or dragging me down?
Self-care isn't selfish; it is one of the most selfless act of love for yourself AND for others.
I couldn't write this blog, be a good friend/daughter/sister, or follow my dreams without taking excellent care of my mind and body. When I'm on point with all of these things, I am naturally loving, compassionate, patient, and wonderful to be around. I'm happy, free, and totally flowing with all the good in the Universe.
When I start to notice that I'm not any of those things, I know I've got to step it up in the self-love department.
So, what happens when the train falls off the track? You hit a point where BAM! You wake up.
You've got to put yourself first in order to be able to follow your dreams, inspire/be inspired, create, and feel loving/loved.
So here I am..on an early Monday morning, feeling MARVELOUS because I realize that I've got to step it up.
|much love to Katie for putting on the show ♥|
Check out the areas in your life you want to improve and see if all you're missing is a little TLC for yourself.