It's New Year's Day. This, of course, means that resolutions are made. Vision boards are created. Plans are put into motion. Beautiful intentions are set. I think that we can all agree that the celebration of the New Year, carries great expectation. I believe that while we cast our net wide and deep, self-care must be in the forefront. What does self-care look like in the New Year?
For me, self-care looks like temporarily escaping and going plant shopping. I know, pretty simple. I love plants. I connect with them. They make me happy. For me, there is nothing quite as peaceful as walking through a beautiful nursery of greenery. I count it a privelege to witness how plants reach toward the sun, grabbing every pinch of light it can possibly hold. Its worship at its finest. Its beauty at its finest.
Self-care looks dry brushing and exfoliating away the yuck of yesterday. I love applying an amazon clay mask w/ turmeric and then using my favorite plant medicine (essential oils). As I sit on my sofa, allowing my mask to dry, I sip on my Holy Wellness Tea by Honey and Sage Co. I enjoy burning Palo Santo while Ella plays in the background... Self Care looks like lounging on my sofa while my skin soaks up every ounce of lavender oil applied post-shower.
Self-care looks like not looking at your phone for an hour in the morning. This was one of the many things that I implemented during my 30 days of creating ritual. There is something beautiful about sitting with yourself before taking on the rest of the world, and its news.
Self Care looks like taking a dance class. This year, I co-facilitated an event that centered around self-love. We wrote love letters to ourselves. We cried. We danced. We reconnected with our bodies.
Self-care looks like intentionally preparing a meal. I believe that I deserve good food. I believe that I deserve a good meal that is filled with love. Sometimes, when I have a quiet moment to myself at the house, I will go into my kitchen and prepare myself a meal fit for a queen. Because I am a queen.
Lastly, self-care looks like gratitude. I am so very grateful. Today marks two years in which I pressed the publish button to #NotSoPrivateParts. I remember being frightened by such vulnerability. Creating this platform, has produced so much freedom. For this, I show gratitude. How will you self-care in the New Year?