Whew! You guys, it has been a LONG time since I've updated this blog. Mainly, that's because I've been painting and flooring our new house, packing up our old house, moving it, and unpacking at the new house. Now we're finally at a place where I can get back into the flow with everything I was doing before we moved.
I could have let guilt over this brief hiatus bring me down. Not only was I blogging less, but I was also less active on social media, put my weekly newsletter on hold, and my meditation and Tarot practice fell to the wayside.
However, I've come to believe that we need to take care of ourselves first in order to be of better service to others. It reminds me of that safety announcement on airplanes about putting on your own oxygen mask first before assisting anyone else. Had I forced myself to stay active on social media, blog, and keep everything the way it was on top of moving, I would have been SO exhausted and depleted, which would have totally brought down the vibe of anything I created.
Rather than let guilt get the best of me and force me into doing all these things, I acknowledged how I felt and told myself that it was okay because I was honoring what I needed at the time. I'd like to encourage you all to do the same.
Perhaps you have that friend who wants you to go out with them, but you're truly not feeling a night downtown. It's okay to say no. You don't have to feel guilty for not accomplishing everything on your "To Do" list. You can work on more things tomorrow. Check in with yourself throughout the day and make decisions that feel aligned for you and your highest good.
You need to make sure that your own energy tank is full before giving of yourself. Take the time you need to refill, and I promise that you'll be able to be of much better service to others.