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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

In this meditation, we'll practice stepping off the treadmill of "doing" so that we can better take care of our personal needs.

Let's start by finding a comfortable posture. This could be sitting, lying down or standing. If it feels okay, you can invite your eyes to close. And we'll take one deep breath together. In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth. Inviting the jaw to relax and be at ease. Letting the shoulders soften. And the belly. Really giving your body full permission to let go.

The theme of this meditation is that self-care is not selfish. So everything we do will be viewed through that lens of actually giving ourselves the permission to take care of ourselves, to feel good, to take a break, to nourish our minds, our hearts, our bodies on the deepest level. So just start to feel the cozy goodness of not having to do anything right now. Noteeding to get anywhere, not needing to take care of anyone. This is time for you.

And even if it might not last forever, it's here right now. So let yourself drink it in and be restored by it, even if it's a little uncomfortable. We might be used to the buzzing, quick energy and momentum of our day-to-day living. And it might feel a bit difficult to stop, almost as if we should be doing something. So acknowledge that energy if it's there.

Acknowledge the impulses to take care of others, to maybe feel guilty about taking this time for yourself, or even to want to just get things done. Just surface on the top of the ocean, just the waves drop beneath it, and to this deeper space within you. Feeling the rejuvenation of stillness. We have this one body. This one brain, at least in this lifetime, as we know of.

And yet, we often just grind it into the ground, not taking care of it. So if it feels okay to do so, why don't you just place the right hand on the heart and the left hand on the belly? Just feel this amazing body breathing you. You can say to it, thank you body. Thanks for taking care of me, even if I don't always take the best care of you. In this moment I'm here.

And if you'd like to make a vow to yourself to practice better self-care, feel free to say that in your own words and in your own way. As we close, let's take one last deep breath. In through the nose. And slowly out through the mouth. And when you're ready, you can let your eyes open again.

Great job. Remember self-care is never selfish. It allows you to do all the wonderful things you're trying to do in this world, including taking care of others. Thank you for your practice. And until we talk again, take care.

Meditation

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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

In this meditation, we'll practice stepping off the treadmill of "doing" so that we can better take care of our personal needs.

Duration

Your default time is based on your progress and is changed automatically as you practice.

Let's start by finding a comfortable posture. This could be sitting, lying down or standing. If it feels okay, you can invite your eyes to close. And we'll take one deep breath together. In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth. Inviting the jaw to relax and be at ease. Letting the shoulders soften. And the belly. Really giving your body full permission to let go.

The theme of this meditation is that self-care is not selfish. So everything we do will be viewed through that lens of actually giving ourselves the permission to take care of ourselves, to feel good, to take a break, to nourish our minds, our hearts, our bodies on the deepest level. So just start to feel the cozy goodness of not having to do anything right now. Noteeding to get anywhere, not needing to take care of anyone. This is time for you.

And even if it might not last forever, it's here right now. So let yourself drink it in and be restored by it, even if it's a little uncomfortable. We might be used to the buzzing, quick energy and momentum of our day-to-day living. And it might feel a bit difficult to stop, almost as if we should be doing something. So acknowledge that energy if it's there.

Acknowledge the impulses to take care of others, to maybe feel guilty about taking this time for yourself, or even to want to just get things done. Just surface on the top of the ocean, just the waves drop beneath it, and to this deeper space within you. Feeling the rejuvenation of stillness. We have this one body. This one brain, at least in this lifetime, as we know of.

And yet, we often just grind it into the ground, not taking care of it. So if it feels okay to do so, why don't you just place the right hand on the heart and the left hand on the belly? Just feel this amazing body breathing you. You can say to it, thank you body. Thanks for taking care of me, even if I don't always take the best care of you. In this moment I'm here.

And if you'd like to make a vow to yourself to practice better self-care, feel free to say that in your own words and in your own way. As we close, let's take one last deep breath. In through the nose. And slowly out through the mouth. And when you're ready, you can let your eyes open again.

Great job. Remember self-care is never selfish. It allows you to do all the wonderful things you're trying to do in this world, including taking care of others. Thank you for your practice. And until we talk again, take care.

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