Given the slight wobble a few days ago, I’ve been attempting to try a bit more self care this week. That’s despite two rather serious issues at work around security. I’ll not say any more as part of what I do is keeping secrets: perhaps true organisationally and at the individual level too. However, the impact of such emergencies can be the ringing of the proverbial fire bell and it’s all hands on deck to sort it.
With the stress levels rising, I’ve been mindful of advice from the Ever Lovely Mrs J, as well as that from those of you who commented or emailed in. Namely trying to take regular breaks, enjoy the moment while outside, and indulge in a spot of self care around my body.
IMO, it’s funny to hear the wisdom that our mind and body – or mind, body, and spirit, if you inclined – are one. Often it seems advice from certain areas is that they may share a physical space, but are very different.
A good friend at work talks about this from time to time and his wise words are thoughtful and inspiring. I find wry amusement at myself that he’s able to turn the teaching around meditation and Eastern philosophy to a form where godless folk like myself tune in 🙂 Perhaps that’s the sign of a good teacher?
Conscious that I’m just me – or more accurately, a mix of mind and body – perhaps deciding to try and not react to the moment of emotion. I’m sure my friend could suggest a story about a stone thrown in a pond and how the ripples fade in time. However, I’m not that clever 😉 Yes, hormones and chemicals may race around and perhaps they’re caused by thinking or just being…. but can I choose to let them be?
So trying to be a bit more ‘let it happen’ seems to be helping. That and enjoying the little things. I think ShyBiker posted about nails last week and Sue mentioned something recently too. So, I’ve enjoyed a soak in a hot bath, careful attention to my pins, applied sparkly red nail varnish to my toes, and some tinted moisturiser for my now Nordic blue body complexion. No parrot jokes please 😉
I am hopeful that folk, food, and ideas on outfits will come together for the Chams Christmas Do tomorrow night. We can plan and we can hope.