I write a lot. It's something that a lot of people don't really know about me. In my moments when I'm not thinking about Koa, business, family, friends, commitments etc I take sporadic moments throughout the week to journal. I've learned it's cathartic for my soul, so now I make the time to I do it. Lately I've been sharing a little of it as if only one person reads it and gets something from it then it was worth sharing.
One thing I feel as a Mama + Business woman + empath is the need for self love. Self love doesn't always mean a wine in a bubble bath (although that would be amazing) or hours and hours or pampering it can be something as simple as cancelling those amazing self love plans and do something your soul is desperately ASKING you for.
The past few weeks have been pretty emotionally intense. Lots of growth, business decisions to make, moving house and a sick toddler with a trip to the hospital has meant I'm feeling very very tired. Soul tired in fact. I recognize that this is a big part of being a highly sensitive empath and on the other side of intensity I need rest, gentleness and fair amount of self soothing.
So this morning when I woke up my body did not want to do anything, other than maybe snuggling with my sausage dog. My mind wrestled with the idea of taking a day off work. The guilt was heavy! But my soul told me very clearly that the highest form of self-love is TRULY listening to the truth inside of your soul. Intuitively I knew I needed to rest, it was my mind that was being stubborn.
So I crawled back into bed and left the emails, design work, phone calls all behind and snuggled my sausage dog for another hour or two . My whole body relaxed and said 'thank you for truly honouring me and your commitment to self love'. It wasn't an amazing papering or a wine (although tonight maybe lol) but I feel rested to tackle the weekend with a toddler and the emails and mountains of will all be there tomorrow.
Listen to the soul what is it asking from you today? What do you need to feed your soul and feel happy? How can you love yourself right now in this moment?
Make it happen peeps. It's not selfish or horrible, you're not letting anyone down accept yourself if you DON'T act on it!
You deserve to be gentle and loving with every part of you. Wishing you a weekend full of Soul Love.
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