I’m learning, Jesus. I’m learning.
This “safer-at-home” practice is giving me time (an undeniable precious commodity, no doubt) to rediscover the gift of fresh air and exercise. For real.
Because? I am a woman who needs to see the daylight, the sky, the trees.
Because? I am a woman who needs to experience vitality — regularly.
And, well, maybe those things just make me human? I don’t know. What I do know is that if I don’t get out of the house every single day, and if I don’t do some form of physical exertion every single day, I am just not a pretty site. I’ll just end that there for everyone’s sake.
Prior to the coronavirus distancing efforts, I could fake it. I admit it. I could lie to myself about only needing to “exercise” a few times per week, or trick my body into believing that (for me?) a 20-minute walk around the block would do for the day. I had been keeping up my yoga practices which kept me together, but now … it’s become utterly clear that I must-must- get outside and exert myself for an extended period of time. Every single day.
What it comes down to? I have to prioritize self-care.
And so do you, friends.
So, now hear this:
- It’s not selfish.
- It does take effort.
- It takes YOU prioritizing YOU.
And yeah … dang-it … I know that I’ve heard it a billion times. I know to do this. But there are SO.MANY.OTHER.PEOPLE.THINGS.QUESTIONS to help, care for, answer, address. But right now, more than ever … all of that … is not going away.
- We are in this “safer-at-home” for the long haul. We need you — God needs you – to take care so that we together are truly strong.
- Find some form of some way to do some thing to get outside and get fresh air. Exert some energy – a walk, a run, jumping rope, dancing – something to help you move (at a distance). 😉 What is it that you need to do for you to care for you? (that’s a LOT of you’s …!!)
- Feel your heart beating, and know that this is good. ❤
Yeah, this one’s for you. And me, too.
We are better together, but only if we are doing the work to take care of us.