When I talk about self-care with my clients I like to start with the basics.
Are you getting enough sleep?
How much is enough sleep? Everyone is different, but I do believe there is a minimum requirement for most people. A few years ago, I had the amazing opportunity to be at a seminar being taught in Sydney by the Dalai Lama.
In one segment he talked about sleep. As such an advanced teacher, I thought he was about to tell us that he only needed 2 or 3 hours a night. But no! He said to have a clear mind, the body needs a minimum of EIGHT hours. That was a relief, because I know I need at least 8 hours a night, more if possible.
Are you receiving life force through your food?
I like to think of food in basically two categories, ‘alive food’ and ‘dead food’. To me, Doritos are ‘dead food’, and an apple is ‘alive food’. Which makes me REALLY sad, because I love cheese Doritos. In order to be healthy, we need to eat highly nutritious ‘alive food’. We put great energy in and we have a better chance of getting great energy out. That often looks like having a clearer mind, more energy for life and more emotional stability.
What else did you do yesterday to self-care?
Me – I went for a walk in the sun.