Take the time each day to do something that you enjoy. One simple thing that truly brings you joy. You deserve it, you matter!
I hear you say, “I am just too busy! How can I possibly add one more thing to my schedule? Really! Who does she think she is talking to? She must not have kids…she must not work…”
I know the drill. I hear you, and I have said all of these things before (and still do, sometimes!) But there are some things to remember….
Remember that you are important. Remember that you set your schedule. Remember that you need to re-connect with the earth beneath your feet. Remember to breathe.
You can create a daily routine that brings joy into each new day. This will support you in bringing one simple thing each day into your daily routine. Here are the three steps to do just that:
Take 5 minutes each day just to notice. Stop what you are doing. Set your timer. What do you hear? What do you see? What do you smell? What do you taste? What do you feel? What do you notice?
2. Create a List of the things that bring you joy:
Get out your journal, or a piece of paper, whatever you use to write and create a list. List out all of the things that bring you joy; all of the those tiny, simple things that make you sigh, or smile or just feel joyful inside. Put this list where you can see it every day. Keep it close. This is the essence of you.
3. One Simple Thing Each Day:
Set a time into your schedule. 15 minutes. The first 5 are from step one above. The next 10 minutes are to be used doing something from your list above. Get out your day-planner. Find 15 minutes each day. Put in that time for yourself each day. Do it now. You are worth it
Notice how this changes your day. Learn what really brings you joy. Enjoy 15 minutes every day…you have it in your schedule now. You matter. You are important to us all.