Our self-care card this week is Boundaries – Set boundaries. Protect your precious time and energy.
The card features a photo of a lovely African American with a smile on her face, set against a mottled background of light purple hues. She is wearing a v-necked white dress with short sleeves that drape down to the thick sash which resembles terry cloth. Her arms are held above her head with fingertips gently touching. Inside this space she has created is a dark purple background filled with blue and pink shining stars.
The card is very simple but the message is so powerful. It is so important that we set boundaries and do so from the start. In order for you to be your best, you must allow time for yourself. You can’t help others if you can’t find the time to help yourself. And it is so important to enjoy the little things in life along the way. Take the time to meditate, smell the roses, garden in your yard, read a book or watch a movie. You can’t be your best if you are spending too much time on work or too much energy on life. Whatever you do in life should flow effortlessly. If it does not, then it is time to take a break and reevaluate. Perhaps there is a better way to do things, one that will allow more ease in your life. Perhaps there is something new you should be learning to broaden your horizons. By creating and allowing that sacred space for yourself, the universe will respond by enabling you to reach the stars and become a beacon of light for others.