Today is the 3rd day of an amazing conference. I am exhausted. It has been 13-hour days. It has been intense and full of important information. I am feeling torn about whether to get up and go for another 13-hour day or stay home and rest. I don’t want to miss a moment and I want to be in the energy of that room.
I take a few moments to be honest about my energy level, which is low. I think about my options which are stay and live-stream the conference on my computer or pop up and rush down to the conference and find a good seat.
I choose self-care and stay home. It is the best alternative in light of my energy level. It seems like such an easy choice but for a moment I feel like I am being weak by not being in that conference room.
As it turns out, I sleep during the breaks and during lunch as I live-stream. I needed to stay home! I am able to be more present during the live stream because I stayed home.
As I learn over and over again, self-care is a daily practice. Self-care can be massages and hot bath. But what I am learning is that self-care is so much more basic. It is protecting my energy level, getting rest when I need it, feeding myself during the day, laughing and playing and taking quiet time.
The more I pay attention to my needs in each moment, the sweeter my life becomes. Today it was attending the conference from home.
To Your One Sweet Life,
Tweetable: As I learn over and over again, self-care is a daily practice. The more I pay attention to my needs in each moment, the sweeter my life becomes.