Last month we launched our Year of Empowerment campaign. We focused on Honoring Our Epic-ness and supported each other during our 14 Day Mantra Meditation Challenge. Our intention: to start the year off empowered to live a heroic life. Now we’re ready for month two – SELF-CARE ACTIVISM!
What is Self Care Activism?
We’ve all heard it before: Take care of yourself. We tell this to anyone we love. Our sick child, our stressed partner, our hurt friend – we say, “Slow down, be kind to yourself.”
Why then do we struggle to put our own needs first?
We’re living in tumultuous times. It’s the perfect storm for self-care to take a backseat. Caught up in putting out fires and accomplishing lingering to-dos, self-care often feels like a luxury we can’t afford. We may feel that there are bigger tasks, more important causes, that need our attention. We put off self-care thinking we’ll have more time tomorrow…or maybe this weekend.
The truth is – staying run-down costs us. The more exhausted we become, the less we can critically think. We lose touch with our truth and power. We don’t show up as the people we want to be.
One Daily Ritual
Choose one simple practice, a daily ritual, that makes you feel loved and nourished. It can be something you already do or brand new. It can be small, like making tea each morning, or longer, like drawing a warm bath. Practice every day in February to ground in your right to enjoy being alive.
Now for the ACTIVISM:
Share with one friend or loved one each week. Proudly loving ourselves gives others permission to love themselves deeply too. Vocalizing our own practices encourages others to take the time out they need to replenish and reset.
How can you share? Here are some tips:
- Send them a text letting encouraging them to try your favorite practice.
- Gift them an appointment.
- Recommend your favorite tools (oils, dry brush, foam roller, tea brand) or practitioners.
- Send them an email with the health benefits of your self–care practice.
- Post photos of yourself post-bliss or of your favorite product to use in your ritual.
Use the hashtag #SelfCareActivism to spread the word on why self–care is SO important.
As we begin this week, I’ll keep providing you with tools to keep the energy alive. If you have any questions along the way – don’t hesitate to ask. This is meant to be collaborative. I look to you as the experts.
We are excited to share in this collective experience. Cheers to a new month full of self-care inspiration.
Join our community Facebook group, Year of Empowerment Club for weekly tips and journal prompts.