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Body and Soul Rejuvenation

How many of you are feeling a bit drained? You keep up with your days somehow, yet you can feel your energy fading more and more. Caregiving can surely fill your heart, but it can also drain your emotional tank. So, how will you replenish yourself?


Whether you pamper yourself with a long soak bath, go outside and garden, or take out a journal and start writing or doodling, these simple pleasures open your heart. The art of simple expression can give your life a bit of an 'ahhhhh' moment.


Some may think – '… who's got time for that? I've got things to do and people to care for.' Perhaps you do. But do you think others don't perceive the depleted energy you bring into the room? They do. Give your heart lightness. Be gentle as you see yourself run down by the day. Let tomorrow's lists be tomorrow's lists and not the things that keep you up at night.


Take a walk outside and pause at the sight of daffodils or tulips. When you return, resist the old thought, "back to reality…" when life has been so busy. Instead, focus on gratitude for the beauty you've seen.


In a rapidly moving world, it's easy to find yourself swept away in the currents of obligations, deadlines, and responsibilities. Yet, amidst this whirlwind, it's crucial to remember the importance of nurturing your inner self. Taking time for self-care isn't selfish; it's an essential investment in overall well-being. Filling up your spirit should

not be a task. Instead, embrace the opportunity to feel your heart smile and watch the smile on those you care for be a sweet byproduct.


Consider the simple joys that often go overlooked in the rush of daily life. A moment of quiet reflection, a stroll through nature, or even savoring a delicious meal can replenish your spirit and restore your sense of balance. These seemingly small acts of self-care can rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, providing you with the strength and resilience needed to face whatever challenges lie ahead.


So, the next time you feel yourself running on empty, remember to prioritize self-care. Make a conscious effort to nurture your inner self. Doing so will replenish your energy reserves and cultivate a more profound sense of peace and contentment that will carry you through life's inevitable ups and downs.



Cyndi Mariner

Breathing Spaces

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