Create Space For YOU

 Create Space For You

 

Do you know how you can Create Space for You?  A couple of years back my coach suggested that I take some space for myself.  It was a challenge to even imagine what that would feel like.

In my house, everyone follows me around – from husband, to son to cat!  So as soon as I walk through the door, there’s a trail of people (and animal) behind me!

I’ve since realized I have to put boundaries in place whereby I protect my energy and eek out some much needed space and time for myself.  Make it part of your self-care and self-nurturing routine.

One of the things you can do is create a mini retreat.  It doesn’t have to cost money.  Be creative. You can take a day off and go to a spa or have a sauna.   Then go to a cafe or go back home (when you know no-one else is in) and enjoy a cup of tea all by yourself and read a book or journal or meditate – or whatever YOU feel like doing.

One of the things I did after my coach’s’ challenge was to take myself off to a hotel for a night all by myself.   It was daunting, it was scary – but it was total bliss

The whole weekend I played ‘intuitive detective’ and I tuned into how everything felt before I made any decision.   So much fun!  It was a Friday night. I wondered around the City and decided where I would have dinner –  and I found a really lovely restaurant and had a sumptuous dinner. Then I returned to the hotel,  wrote in my journal, read, watched some TV, meditated and then went to sleep.   I woke very early, used the hotels gym for my own yoga practice and then used the swimming pool and sauna and just floated on my back, staring up at the glass ceilings for hours.

I then took a late breakfast, taking my time to choose the perfect place and spot in the spring sunshine.  Afterwards, I wondered around and found some markets where I could browse to my hearts content.  (If I had been with my husband he would have hated this bit), but being on my own, I was totally free to enjoy the experience.

After years of being a mum, being in a relationship etc., you forget how it feels to spend that much time on your own doing whatever you want to do without having to consider anyone else feelings.

When you learn how to nourish yourself, you need less from your external world because you are filling yourself up from within.  You are making your own self happy and you know the steps to take care of yourself spiritually, mentally, emotionally and to take care of your physical body.

I challenge you to create your own mini-retreat!  Create space for yourself, its part of nurturing and taking care of yourself.  

Let me know how creative you can be and share with me in the comments below:

TIME & SPACE WORKSHOP

If your in London, join me on the 22nd March @ 3pm.  I’ve created a mini retreat for you. It’s a Yoga Workshop called ‘Time & Space’.  It will take care of the YOU time that you crave giving you a glorious 2.5 hours for you to enjoy spending time on your mat; exploring a deeper meaning for time and space.  A vigorous Vinyasa Practice, some chanting, some candles and just a lovely experience.

Find out more about the TIME & SPACE WORKSHOP HERE

 

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      Rosemarie

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      Great Charity – I am glad that you love the post

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    AstraSpider BizShaman

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    “When you learn how to nourish yourself, you need less from your external world because you are filling yourself up from within.” – Yes, yes, yes! Such a valuable reminder, and so true! Thank you for this, Rosemarie!

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      Rosemarie

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      Thank you so much AstraSpider Biz Sharman – I am so glad that the post resonated with you!

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    Jacqueline Conroy

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    Beautiful reminder Rosemarie – unless we learn to nourish ourselves we cannot nourish others from an empty space. Love your solution too – a mini retreat to protect the space and revive and replenish. x

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      Rosemarie

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      So true Jacqueline – and in this work that we do I have noticed more and more of the need for self-care. This goes for us all.

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    Holly

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    Ahhhh…I so want to take myself to a hotel for one night! Every few months, I end up traveling on a training course and I love it so much! But I’m really focused on the training, so I end up exhausted in the evenings. I’d love to have a weekend away with myself without any agenda or anything to do. A mini retreat!

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      Rosemarie

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      Yes and you can do it Holly. Make a plan. Set a date and do it! I am glad the post resonated with you! Thanks so much for commenting.

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    tricia

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    Love this, I create space just for me and when I forget I get bogged down. Great reminder

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      Rosemarie

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      Thanks Tricia – we all need reminders from time to time as we can get so easily caught up in our own stuff! Thanks so much for commenting.

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    Patricia

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    I so relate! I love this part: “In my house, everyone follows me around – from husband, to son to cat!” I so relate! except I have a huge dog following me around instead of a cat lol
    This past Friday was actually my first day off in a while. I just made a decision to take fridays off just for myself, reading your post felt like a confirmation to me 🙂

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      Rosemarie

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      That’s fabulous Patricia – I had to laugh too that you could relate to the following around – it is sometimes sweet and endearing – but some times you just need a little space lol! Well done you for taking Fridays off. This feels like it will be supportive for you. Rosemarie.

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    Stacey

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    I am married and have 2 girls so alone time is rare other than when they are in school but sometimes when my husband goes to visit his parents, he just takes the girls and I get a day to myself. usually I stay at home and catch up on work but it’s great just to have the space to think clearly.

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      Rosemarie

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      Fabulous Stacey – that is exactly it – when your married with children alone time IS rare; but it is super important that you carve out SPACE for yourself. Well done. Thanks for commenting and sharing. R

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