We have made it to the final key to self-care mastery. It is time to put all the pieces together as you are nurturing your body, mind, and soul with self-care. I am so proud of you for taking this journey so far, committing to what you want, having the courage to declare it and the confidence to follow through, and the curiousity to always learn and try new things. Now we move to the final key, a very important one to bring all of these aspects together.
The fifth key to self-care mastery: Compassion
As you continue to grow and develop, challenges will come up that will frustrate you or make you susceptible to self-judgement. Personal development isn’t all rainbows and butterflies! You may forget to enjoy the experience as you are going through this process. You may struggle with being a perfectionist in the process and allow your inner mean self to do the talking. Having compassion for yourself is key. Be kind and gentle with yourself; you are learning something new. Embrace your imperfections and treat yourself with the compassion you would for any close friend, as we often treat others better than ourselves.
This week’s challenge is simple in theory, but often challenging to do for ourselves. Give yourself permission to be gentle with yourself. Give yourself a break and be compassionate. Remember that self-care mastery is a life long journey with ups and downs. Some days you may rock at it, and some days you may suck at it. Trust the process and that you are exactly where you need to be.
As you consider your own journey to self-care mastery, which of these qualities have been most essential? I would love to hear more about your journey over these past 5 weeks! Please feel free to comment!
Have a wonderful week as you continue your journey towards self-care mastery. Stay tuned for some more exciting things to come!