A daily dose of me time
Posted By: Rachel
Julia Cameron has a great way of teaching us new tricks to dig deeper into ourselves, all the while constantly reminding us of other important tasks. Each month she reminds me how important it is to take care of myself. To take care of me mentally. To nurture and baby me. She reminds me that by not taking care of me, I can’t take care of others. How true it is!
We all have our vices-the things that make us feel good. They help us de-stress. For some folks it could be knitting, others it’s reading, others still may enjoy taking a bath. For me it is exercise. I was reminded of this in the past couple of weeks. We moved into a new house less than two weeks ago. 9 days after our stuff was delivered we had a bbq at our house! What does that mean? I was hastily unpacking boxes so our house would be a home before our guests came. While trying to get all that done, I did not exercise for 8 of those 9 days. Looking back I realize how much of a crab I was, how short I was with my children, and how the littlest things bothered me. I was reminded once again how important it is to take care of myself. For me that means getting to the gym or going for a run at least 5 times a week. This is not only beneficial to my body, but also to my mind. Healthy body, healthy mind, happy Rachel.
I notice that when I feel better, when I am less stressed; I also have more confidence in myself. Being so new to the photography world, I am constantly critiquing my photos and worrying about the quality of them. I find that when I am less stressed (exercising), I am less worried about my photos. I relax more during shoots and in turn have better photos.
So it all boils down to one thing-taking care of me. I do that by exercising. How do you take care of you? What is your vice? Share it in the comments (I really do love reading them!)
Smile and Go For It!