I came across this photo of our resident swan, don't know about you but I love watching them as they glide across the water, they are so incredibly majestic and beautiful to watch. Everything about them whispers serenity ... calm ... take time and I am reminded to stop and take in the view when I see them, I can't help but feel incredibly lucky to have these amazing creatures right here on our doorstep.
At the same time, this photo reminds me of how hard they work to make their glide look effortless, calm peaceful on top while their feet and legs work underneath. This a little like us right? Wearing a mask of calm while we live and function in organised chaos.
The biggest lesson for me is to take a breath and live in the moment, even if it is just for that moment.
This is no dress rehearsal, its life ... we are alive and living today, tomorrow a mystery and yesterday history ...
So be kind to yourself today and take the time to care for you.
Yes, that means slowing down and taking a moment to breathe, everything can wait for 10 minutes ...
To care and to be cared for is one of our basic human drivers, something we all need to do to feel valued and happy and satisfied with our lives. As women that need to nurture usually comes naturally and today that care starts here ... with you.
So consider this ... when was the last time you bought yourself some flowers or took a coffee break at a nice cafe with just you and a fabulous view, or refreshed your lingerie drawer ... for no one else but you?
If you haven't done anything like that for a little while, then grab your diary and choose a day this week, to take yourself out to buy flowers, lingerie and a nice coffee ... yes diarise the time now and don't cancel.
The relationship we have with ourselves is one of the most meaningful relationships we can have, we know ourselves inside and out ... come from a place of kindness and compassion and just be ...
Find out how the ladies on the Ultimate Body Formula Program learn to be kinder to themselves every day and how this 'state of being' helps them achieve their goals.