Posted on February 2, 2018
Ready to Show Up for Yourself?
As I reflect on how I’m showing up to myself lately, I feel a sense of disciplined purpose in my actions. This is important to me, I need this time to check in, be with whatever is arising in my mind, body, or emotions. The more I take these opportunities for myself, the more I feel in tune with my soul.
When I set this time and space, my ability to show up to my family, friends, and clients is more focused and pleasant.
What does it mean to show up for yourself?
Showing up is being present to your thoughts, emotions and whole being. It’s being observant. It’s noticing what you need in any given moment and taking action with intention and purpose. It means living with integrity by honouring yourself each day.
What do you notice when you read this? Longing for more self-awareness, time for you, judgement?
I feel it’s important to note, showing up requires compassion.
The first principle in yoga guides us to practice Ahimsa, kindness and compassion towards yourself and others.
By showing up to yourself with compassion, you are better able to meet yourself where you are at with an honest approach. You can objectively see the range of thoughts that roam through your mind; you can allow the feelings that arise within you to help them pass; you can honour your needs and discover solutions by taking the time to notice.
Showing up requires a steady practice. This means you give yourself time daily to show up and be present.
What practices can you establish to create the space to show up to yourself?
* Meditation – focused breathing
* Mindful movement – yoga, tai chi, Qi gong, silent nature walks
* Check-ins throughout the day
* Taking a moment to step away from the busy-ness of life
* Nurture yourself with wholesome foods and self-care
Be disciplined in the practices you establish, show yourself true integrity for your well-being.
And when you’ve taken this time for you, be grateful, and notice the shifts it makes in your life, in your interactions, and perhaps how your model self-care for your children.
How are you showing up for you?
I’d love to hear from you. Share your insights and set intentions for yourself.
May you choose the path of your highest good,