With all that I've had going on in my life lately, I've had to keep up with writing through practice. There are many things that come to us naturally, but to think of them as self-care activities requires practice. Can you think of areas in your life where that applies? I guess one of the simplest examples, for me, is breathing. Breathing comes to us so naturally that we don't even have to think about it - one of those self-care exercises that we can do even in our sleep. But there's also a way of breathing that can be more intentional. Taking the time to engage in the type of deep breathing that can help us get in touch with our bodies and minds and relieve some stress, however, takes some practice. Learn some of those deep breathing relaxing techniques here.
So, today is Wellness Wednesday - healing, food, art and fun at from 4-8 pm at CUAV. And I'm thinking about how we can move from taking care of ourselves in those natural ways that we don't have to think twice about, to practicing those methods of self-care. How do you practice doing things? Do you set a schedule? Aim to reach a certain goal? Check in with yourself this week, about what you do for self-care, and how you can make more of a practice out of it.