Weathering Mercury Retrograde with Self-Care
It's mercury retrograde and yeah, I'm feeling it's pull just like everyone else. Two steps forward one step back. Miscommunications. Electronics acting up. All that. And yet, I'm also unusually calm and focused. And I know why.
I made some badly needed changes and those changes are paying off. I have a new clarity after taking the time to really address my body's needs and care for myself over the past few weeks (and continuing). I made a commitment a month ago to eat healthy, get more fruits and veggies, exercise more regularly, and take more time for mindfulness. I teach these practices to my students and yet, I found myself falling short amidst the hustle of my daily life. I already knew to do these things was important for my health - we all do - and I have done them in the past, but over the past couple years or so my busy schedule has caused me to loose sight of them. I needed a little kick in the pants to get moving. Sound familiar?
So when I received notice of Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy You Diet program starting up again, I took it as a sign from the Universe and hopped aboard. I don't know Kris, I get nothing for sharing this with you, but those of you who know me, know I'm a sharer - if I think it can help someone else - I don't keep that information to myself. This program has changed my life in a big way. I'm so glad I signed up. I've learned how to make some seriously amazing meals (no gluten, no dairy, no meat)...I've learned so much - I mean, cashews - who knew what you could do with them? I sure didn't! And did I mention, I feel amazing?
Now, I know this type of program may not be for everyone. But the point of the post is about more than what you are eating. It's about how you are taking care of yourself. It's so important to honor our own needs (body/mind/spirit) and for many of us, especially women, we end up last on the to-do list. Taking the time to make healthy meals for myself (something I was always "too busy" for) made me stop and think about the message I've been sending to myself? That I didn't have time for me...that I wasn't important enough to put the time into...hmmm...food (no pun intended) for thought.
How about you? What will you do to take care of yourself, not just during this crazy astrological energy, but from here on out? You're important. You deserve it. You need it more than you can imagine. So do it.
With you on the journey,