Welcome to Self Love Sundays!
Sundays are for winding down and gearing up for the week ahead. The most important thing that carries you through the week is YOU. Sundays are the perfect day for self love and making sure you are taken care of before you answer E-mails, return phone calls and get into the rush of Monday mornings.
The rain today in Salt Lake that called for a yellow pair of rain boots and a good book soon gave way to a full blown blizzard. The snow piled up and the wind whipped, taking the power with it.
My immediate reaction as I traded my slippers for heels to go out for the night was one of dismay. The house was pitch black and nothing could be seen. I fumbled around for some candles which I finally found and lit as I finished getting ready by candlelight to go out for the night.
With twenty minutes remaining until I had to leave, I sat down on the sofa to catch the nightly news of my friends on Facebook when I realized the power outage, of course, meant no power to our Internet router.
With my phone charging in the other room, I gave up and just stared at the candles. I thought about how I needed this moment of nothingness to check in with myself. My thoughts, feeling and actions for the upcoming week could be pondered. I hadn’t felt this still and at peace in a long time. As I continued to watch the flicker of the candle, I was reminded of the fact that it shouldn’t take a power outage to give myself some much needed “me time”.
To give yourself some self love this Sunday….light a candle, shut of your cellphone and turn of the lights. You would be surprised at how twenty minutes unedited with yourself can RENEW your soul.