Today is International Self-Care Day.
I probably don’t need to remind you as to the importance of practicing regular self-care but just in case you may need some inspiration then look no further than your precious fur babies.
Our fur babies don’t give a cat’s meow what happened yesterday or what may possibly happen tomorrow, for them it’s all about being at peace in the moment and making sure they check in with themselves at least once every day.
To our fur babies, self-care is about making sure they get just the right amount of daily belly rubs, it’s about indulging in their favourite treats without any guilt, it’s about sharing a comforting cuddle with a loved one, it’s about making time to meet up with friends at the park, it’s about spending quiet time alone while chewing on a bone.
Self-care for our fur babies includes gazing out the window, daydreaming to the sound of each passing car or meditating while watching children playing in the street.
Self-care for our fur babies is about taking a mindful walk that includes pampering themselves in nature and stopping to smell every tree and fire hydrant along the way.
Self-care for our fur babies includes leisurely car rides; preferably with the window open just enough to feel a cool breeze on their face.
Self-care for our fur babies includes making physical activity an important part of their weekly routine by chasing after lots of bunnies and squirrels, doing their downward dog yoga stretches as much as possible and of course afterwards taking a time out, drinking lots of water and having a well deserved nap whenever needed.
So go ahead, give yourself permission today to take care of you, bark your head off if you need to; it’s very therapeutic and a really great way to relieve stress.
How will you include self-care in your day today?
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