Today marks the first day of Summer—a perfect time to try incorporating that new self-care ritual or habit (or two) into your day and make your Summer that much more enjoyable. It’s a time for filling the soul. Warm nights, bare feet, a new chapter.
It's easy to lose ourselves in our jobs, in our friends, or worse yet, the TV! Not that any of those are necessarily bad. We can find significance in our job. We can feel seen when we are around our friends. Even spending time watching your favorite show can be an important tool for decompressing after a long day--and, after all, it’s the enjoyment of great art which draws us to it. But spending too much time relying on anything outside of yourself to make you happy will likely lead to disconnection from self. When you take time for self-care you are reminding yourself that you are important. This is where we find our self-esteem.
We live our lives at such a fast pace. We seem to be working more hours and juggling more tasks both at work and home, with no relenting. As part of the technological age, we are connected 24/7, and we find it difficult to switch off. It has changed the face of how we live and work. Expectations are higher, the pace of life is quickening, and we’re struggling to keep up.