this podcast gave me a name for it... goddess time. Yes! This is a practice for busy women with lots of responsibilities and demands on their time and person. (That's pretty much all of us, right?) Here's how it works for me. On Sunday morning, my time is my own. No one else (including my internal taskmaster) can tell me what do, or even make requests. No phone. No e-mail. It could be a walk, or yoga, or blogging, or a wander in the garden, but usually it's bed, tea, scented candle, journal, pens, huge stack of books and magazines, plus the little dog who thoroughly approves of mornings in bed. I've worked to make my bedroom feel like a little sanctuary, so I relish this *free* time I get to spend there. It makes the whole week easier. Where can you fit some goddess time into your life?
Above is my idea of a perfect solo lunch. Home made black bean soup, local organic greens, one of the last garden tomatoes, sprouted toast, yum. Taking my time, reading at the table. Bothering to set out pretty handmade dishes and placemat, making it lovely just for myself. Now maybe sardines aren't your thing, maybe neither is Jeff Bridges. They're both acquired tastes. But the point is to honour yourself in the same way you honour others, by making something really simple but special that caters just to you and your particular tastes. How can you cater to yourself today?
p.s. My Seven Weeks to an Artful Life e-course is beginning in a few short weeks. Self-care, and creating time for self and creativity, will be a big part of our learning in the course! I'd love it if you'd consider joining us.