“Never give from the depths of your well – give from your overflow”
Give yourself permission to have the time and space to replenish and think clearly about what you should to do yourself. Sometimes you may feel guilty for taking a break – you may say to yourself, “I should be doing this or that, but how can I when I am tired/drained”? How do you generate energy and motivation to do all you have to do, especially when you need to rest? You may be unable to think clearly, feeling sluggish and distracted. You can ask, “What does my best self look like”?
For me, it is staying organized, doing things when they need to get done, being patient with self, reflecting, visualizing, practicing self-care, and meditating, to name a few.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine can help you gain energy and get to a place where it is easier to deal with the stressors of life, change your mindset and get your mind and body back in the game. What is it for you? How do you make time for YOU?
Strategies to replenish at home:
- Take a Bath – lavender essential oil (or another essential oil of choice) and Epsom salts
- Reading – nourishing and fulfilling or enjoyable material
- Go into nature(i.e. the beach, a park, garden, etc.) – it is autumn now, the season to harvest the fruits which have materialized during the summer. A time of transition for you to reflect on yourself and rebalance. Think about what really makes you feel alive and happy. Nature may help you to simply BE.