I know that you don’t have time to take care of yourself. You are busy taking care of other people. There are people out there in the warm California Sun who are taking care of a son, daughter or spouse who has a DSMV diagnosis. Those care givers have sometimes 24/7 stress and can’t leave their family member alone. Maybe their aging mom has dementia. Maybe their adolescent has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Maybe someone is going through chemotherapy.
Whatever your personal obligations, whether you are JUST a mom or dad, or you have a whole list of people to care for, it really is important to take care of yourself. Without strategies in place to ‘GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK’ you will break. Your energy will get low, you will get sick, and depressed. Taking care of you, although I know you are last on the list, is crucial.
Come join me in January, 2012 at Dharma Center in Ocean Beach. We will have a relaxing class together, and you will learn some simple meditation and mindful practices that will give you peace and energy. Inside of your stressful days, you will learn how to create moments of power and peace. Hope to see you in January!