Apr 8, 2020
About a month ago, I was feeling a little restless and overloaded with life’s responsibilities.
I remember thinking, “Huh? Just go somewhere by myself, for myself, for no other reason than I want to?”
It sounded indulgent, a little selfish, and OH SO NECESSARY. Saying yes to myself in this way changed my life. Truly.
Self-care for me this this week means using more compassionate, less anxiety inducing language.
🤍stuck at home >> having a staycation
🤍feeling lonely >> becoming a better friend to myself
🤍feeling isolated >> on a retreat
Telling myself I’m on a retreat has dropped my stress level and helped me feel more settled in an uncertain time.
PLEASE NOTE: These examples are based on my privileged position of being physically healthy, able to work from home, and feeling safe.
If this is not where you are at this time, taking a solo-retreat may feel more appealing when the storm passes, the dust settles, and we’re able to be in each other’s company again.