Spend Time with Yourself & Reward Yourself
Excerpt from Week 3 - A Course in Self-Care by Ankita S.
How easy or hard has been for you to love and accept yourself unconditionally so far? If you are like most people, then this has likely not been an easy journey for you. You might be struggling with crippling self-doubt, constant self-abnegation, and instant self-criticism. I just want to tell you that no matter where you are in your journey right now, things ARE GOING TO START LOOKING UP if you only persist with this course and continue doing what you must do to get to your goal of effortless self-care and boundless self-love. Now, let me ask you something: What do you do when you are in love with someone? You give them all your attention and spend as much time as you possibly can with them. Isn’t it? Have you been spending any time with yourself without constantly looking for distractions so that you don’t have to face the voice within your own head? Today I want to urge you to spend time with yourself. Dare to be alone with no one but your own self for company. No matter how uncomfortable this makes you, I want you to do it and I want you to start from today. Also remember that growth starts at the end of our comfort zone. Greatness is not achieved by living a comfortable life – it is achieved by constantly moving out of our comfort zone to face new challenges that compel us to raise our standards and hold up our own self to a new much higher one. What do you do when you are trying to build a relationship with someone? You spend time with them. Isn’t it? This week, I dare you to be alone – completely alone (even if it is only for 5 minutes). During this alone time, watch the thoughts that float in your mind, the memories that gain shape in the ether of your consciousness, the emotions that swell up within the depths of your heart. I dare you to experience it all without trying to run away from anything. Watch your own consciousness unfold itself to you without judgment, and also without indulgence. Allow what is coming to come in its own accord, and let go when it must go.
S., Ankita. Self-Care: A Course in Self-Care: Heal Your Body, Mind & Soul Through Self-Love and Mindfulness (Self Care, Self Love, Self Compassion, Heal Your Body, ... Change Your Mind, Self Help Book Women 1) . Kindle Edition.
Pamela (Pami) Parker is internationally known as a dynamic and enthusiastic holistic health and wellness coach, massage therapist, Ayurveda teacher, Interfaith Minister and Interspiritual Coach.