Sometimes this self-care ride can be overwhelming.. YES, incredibly rewarding - but at the same time, there are SO many unanswered questions coming your way via friends, support groups, books, podcasts, coaches etc.. It can leave you feeling like you wish you never started to begin with sometimes.
Where are you going?
What are your intentions for the day?
How can you live a more whole life?
Why are you here?
What is your purpose?
If not now, when?
What are you doing today that you need to stop doing?
How many breaks have you taken just for you today?
Have you let go of what no longer serves you?
What is blocking your path?
Remember those intentions you just set?
Have you fueled your body today?
Don't forget to breathe!
All of these questions are so important for moving forward and owning your life the way that serves you best - but its almost impossible to answer them all in one fell swoop. So.. What do we do when that overwhelm sets in?
Breathe and let go of your own expectations of what self care "should" look like and allow yourself to relax... seriously.. you can take a nap if you want! There are no rules!!
One of the most important things Georgia has shared with me in the past 10+ years of our friendship is the importance of finding your breath - and allowing yourself to fuel your whole body with it - especially to calm an overactive mind.
I am so thankful to have simple tools that Georgia has taught me to pass on to my clients for their sessions. It becomes more about presence and play, and allowing ourselves to let go of the anxious thoughts that might usually accompany a photography session.
After reading through Georgia's questionnaire, it was clear to me that this girl needed some celebration in her life. And not just celebration in general, but allowing JOY to resonate through her with play, movement and just being silly! Blustery chilly weather and ice cold yoga toes couldn't keep us from laughing through her whole session. This is a form of self care I don't think enough of us women take time for.
Laugh, breathe, play, relax, repeat.
and then breathe some more.
PS> To learn more about Georgia's journey and to follow easy daily intention check ins, simple yet effective yoga flows and breathing techniques - I highly suggest you give this girl a follow on Instagram or Facebook. (I know you're on there anyway, avoiding answering all those questions at the start of this post... like me... right? ;)
And if any of what you have read resonates with you - please feel free to comment, like and share this post with your own online communities. You can follow my own Wholehearted journey on Instagram or Facebook as well.