Contrary Action

Why is it so hard to do things that you know are good for you? Showing yourself love almost always makes you feel better, calmer, and stronger....but our instincts tell us that we're either too lazy, too self-obsessed or don't deserve it. Often it's the simplest things that boost our spirits; eating well, taking a break from our phones, meditating, writing in a journal, or going for a hike. 

 

The past 3 weeks I've been stuck in a whirlwind between travel, being sick, and work. I've made excuses EVERY day about how busy I am and how I don't have time for self love. Finally today, I broke the cycle, took contrary action, and went for a long hike, meditated at the top of a hill, listened to a podcast and took photos. It wasn't a perfect morning but it was the reset I needed! The real question is, what can I do for myself tomorrow? Or will I fall back into the cycle of excuses?