Play as Self Care

I acquired a hot tub. It had long been a dream of mine to have my own hot tub and someone actually gave us one! For many years I had been telling people I wanted a hot tub and finally it happened that a friend of a friend wanted to get rid of one. There was a flurry of phone calls, visits to see the tub and endless figuring on how to get this done. After all, the hot tub was free but actually getting it here and all set up was a long way from free. With the help of some amazing friends we got it up and running.

But that’s not the point of the story.

Once the tub was up and running I discovered that my favorite time to soak is sunrise. Watching the sun come up, seeing all the rabbits scurrying about and hearing birds sing songs to herald the new day gives me a profound sense of peace. I spend the first 20 minutes just meditating and the second 20 minutes doing some light water exercises. It starts my day off right.

It is part of my self care.

It just so happens that this gift came right around my 50th birthday, a time when I really should be taking inventory of who I am and how I treat my body. So I did. And I decided that I needed to revise my own self care plan. A morning soak is now a high priority for me.

What do you do for self care? Personally I haven’t been doing as much as I should but that is changing. I have a plan in place and I am seeing results. Self care is about nutrition, energy, emotions and most importantly self talk. A balanced self care plan will help you create a happy, healthy and heart centered life.

Click on the video to see how I incorporate play into my own self care!

I hope this inspires you to examine your self care plan and find what works right for you. If you are ready to gain new perspective on your own path and develop strategies that can help you feel better, I would love to be your guide.

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