By Connie Hertz
Our theme this month of July has been about self-care. As I sat down to write this post for the last day of July, I wondered what other ways do I take care of myself?
Keeping myself at a place where I’m learning new things often, is a way I take care of myself. The past several months, I have taken many different personal growth classes. Hale and I, my partner, took a spiritual class in Santa Barbara last December with Marcia Wieder, “Master’s of Manisfestation”, at the beautiful Bacara Resort.
We practiced many different types of meditation. As I’ve spoken about before, I learned how to meditate when I was 19 years old, back in 1974. It’s been a part of my life for close to 40 years now. Someone asked me the other day, “What do you do when you feel stressed?”. My answer, meditate. It always brings me back into alignment, and really gets me calm.
What do you do when you’re stressed out?
Share your thoughts below so people can get other idea’s.
I really am a true believer that we all can help others out there in our lives and in the world, as we open up and become vulnerable enough to share our wisdom and thoughts. That’s why I’m writing this blog now since January 1, 2013!
I have taken other classes and workshops and have worked with several other teachers, such as David Neagle and Kellie Kuecha.
Another way I am taking care of me, is slowing down, and really concentrating on enjoying my present moments.
I just came from a week in Indiana, flying home today, spending time with all of my Laker Chick friends. I posted a pic of us in my article from last week about friendships.
I really paid attention to enjoying my present moments while I was there. I think this was the most relaxed and laid back all 6 of us women have ever been in all of the 23 years we have been getting together.
All of us are over 50 and all of our children are grown. We are now becoming grandparents! We met when our kids were all younger, and there wasn’t as much time to do things to take care of ourselves as we have now.
Do you think that not allowing anyone to treat you in a disrespectful way is taking care of yourself? I do.
I’m working on not taking things personally when someone does treat me disrespectfully. As I spoke of in another article, my spiritual adviser has been really teaching me about saying, “Who does this belong to?” and “Return to Sender”.
This helps me to stop, and remember, if someone is angry or disrespectful with me, it’s their stuff and they are not happy inside of themselves if they treat someone else with this kind of behavior. I do stop and take a look at me as well, and adjust what I’m thinking, during one of these times too.
To sum up this month of taking care of ourselves:
Do eat healthy the majority of your moments, exercise often, meditate and take deep breaths, drink lots of spring water or water that is more alkaline, take good absorbable supplements daily, HAVE FUN!, live in your present moments the best you can, write in a gratitude journal daily, set intentions for your moments and your day, write out your goals for the day, week, month, year and beyond, fill your mind with positive readings and books, surround yourself with positive, loving people who support you, and look in the mirror and say “I love you!” often!
We begin a new month tomorrow! Stay tuned for my August theme!
Love and blessings to all of you as you learn to take better care of yourself!
Carol Sido says
Great blog Connie! You are so correct when you said that about some people being disrespectful and acting out against others. People need to try to stop and feel what they are feeling no matter how negative it is and then deal with it the best possible way; which means withOUT taking it out on others. The “return to sender” along with visualizing that persons face and basically sending all their “crap” or stuff right back to them is a very helpful tool. Thanks!