Putting Yourself First with Feng Shui
The kiddos are heading back to school soon (happy dance!), which means a change in weather and in daily routine. If you’re like me, you spend the majority of your time making sure everyone else is fed, has what they need, and are relatively happy. But when is the last time you put yourself first? If you can’t remember the last time you did something you enjoyed before becoming a mom, it’s time to make adjustments.
Just as they tell you when boarding an airplane, before putting the oxygen mask on someone else put it on yourself first. Putting yourself and your needs first may seem impossible right now, but by making it a part of your daily routine and adjusting your schedule to make sure you have a healthy balance in the mind and body is critical and will benefit you and your entire family.
So how does putting yourself first come into play when talking about Feng Shui? Feng Shui is more than just how you arrange items in your home. You can apply it to many different aspects of your life. You can also apply it to keeping yourself fresh and energized.
If you spend your time anxious and stressed, you’ll be feeding that energy into your surroundings and the people around you. It is necessary to care for ourselves before we can care for others.
The good news is that there are so many little things you can do to take care of you. Are you a list maker? First, sit in a place you love with your favorite beverage, and look around you. If it’s a quiet place, even better. After having the kiddos home all summer, the quiet is like music to your ears.
Take the time to breathe, and try to let go of that stress that’s been weighing you down. Think about the things you enjoy doing the most, that keep you both healthy and happy, and write them down. Once they are written down, it’s a lot easier to think about how you can fit a few of them into your weekly routine.
Having a healthy balance of mind and spirit is a great way to put more pep in your step. So adding things like eating food that is good for your body, maintaining a healthy space, taking time to exercise, and getting enough sleep are all important. Meditation, tai chi, and yoga are great relaxation techniques, or kick boxing and doing a bit of one or all of these each day will help you manage stress levels so you can maintain inner peace. I can feel my stress levels depleting already!
As your stress levels decrease, you can start to look around you with a greater appreciation of life’s basic pleasures and replace that with the “must have” items people seem to crave. You’ll find yourself doing things because you love them and not just for money or achievement. How rewarding that is!
Remember to do the things that make you feel pampered, as well! If you enjoy going to get a manicure and pedicure, or getting a massage, add it to your list. A great way to keep the energy flowing and help you feel great is to freshen up your image and look. Think about how good you feel after getting your hair done or when wearing that new outfit or even a new lipstick. Looking better will help you feel better and give you more energized confidence.
While home, look around you and YOUR bedroom. Everything in your environment affects your energy — positively or negatively. So, surround yourself with things you love, that inspire you, that are associated with happy memories, or just things that make you feel good. The items you surround yourself with should express who you are and be beautiful. Let go of things that you don’t need, don’t use, are broken, or you don’t feel good about. Once they leave, so will the negative energy associated with them.
Check out these benefits you’ll experience when putting yourself first:
- Better health, making you feel more rested, more revitalized and more inspired!
- More energy, which means your to-do list is actually getting done, like today!
- More harmony in your mind and body
- More fun! When putting yourself first, you might find that it seems like you have more time in the day to really enjoy the abundance you have worked so hard to create.
Are you ready, excited even, to make your list and start doing the things YOU love to do? I’m excited for you! You’ve already mastered taking care of everyone else, it’s time to take care of yourself, too.
Do things because they make you feel good, inspired, inside and out, but not always for achievement or money. You’ll be able to better care for everyone else, and be happy to do it, if you care for yourself first. What is one thing from your list that you can do today? Your mind, body, and family will thank you for it! Cheers to a healthier and happier you!
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