5.12.2010

My selfish week

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Do you ever have one of those weeks where you just need to be selfish?  To take care of yourself and make time for the things you need to do in order to feel your best?

I've been feeling
 un peu stressed out and off balance the past couple weeks, so I decided to make this week a selfish week.  On Sunday, I cleared my calendar of non-critical appointments; stocked my fridge and cupboard with an abundance of my favorite healthy foods; and sketched out a schedule of workouts, yoga practices, and artist's dates for the week.  I've been going to bed early, using my lunch break to get outside for a quick walk (instead of eating in front of my computer), and fitting in quality bathtub reading time (currently loving this book).  Oh, and I also booked an hour-long deep tissue massage for this evening at my favorite salon/spa. 
These 
are the things I come back to whenever I need to get back in touch with my tranquil self: healthy foods, physical activity, time for creative play, and seriously relaxing self-care.  It's only halfway through the week, but I am already feeling a zillion times more centered.  Even though I'm calling it a "selfish" week, I know that, ultimately, refilling my reserves allows me to be a better friend, fiancée, employee, daughter, etc.

My
energy is focused inward this week, so things may be a little quiet around here, but I'll be back next week with some fun posts.

I hope you're enjoying your week - and making time for yourself.

x
o,


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7 comments:

Lauren said...

This is great. Everyone needs weeks like this! I definitely know I need my alone-time to recharge my batteries. Enjoy the massage!

Lauren
Lrstewart0711.blogspot.com

Melita said...

i love having time to myself to refill my well. your selfish week sounds delightful! hugs!!

Gretchen said...

I love that you posted about this! Kudos to you for realizing you needed some time to do exactly what you wanted.

robyn michelle-lee @ this is life. said...

i am sending peaceful and tranquil thoughts your way, a.! sounds like a gorgeous week. xoxo.

sealaura said...

hello! Just reading your list made me feel better. I love how you scheduled all these activities. merci bien pour le inspiration!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

What a smart smart way to rebalance and refocus. I could take a lesson or two from this. Hope you are feeling wonderful again!

stephanie alaine said...

can i be you and have this kind of week? i need it so so so so badly!!! good job to you for carving out the time for this!

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