It's been over a year since I started developing the foundations of Courageous Self-Care. Initially, I thought there were 7 foundations, which would have been nice because they could have aligned with the 7 chakras.
That didn't work out.
As my awareness of self-care expanded, 3 more foundations were revealed to me. "Well, that will work nicely," I thought, because we humans like the number 10 a lot. We have 10 fingers and 10 toes, so we like the number 10.
A few months ago, I started writing this particular post. I even titled it the 10 Foundations of Courageous Self-Care. However, when I got to the 10th foundation, there were some ideas that still wanted to be expressed.
As it turns out, there are 12 foundations. Who knew?
As far as numbers go, 12 is still a good one because now there is a foundation for each month of the year. Hooray! All is well.
Over the next few posts, I'll be sharing with you the 12 Foundations of Courageous Self-Care. Rest assured, they all go far beyond bubble baths, chocolate and wine. They also go beyond sleep, hydration, exercise and nutrition.
The 12 Foundations reflect the inner landscape of self-care. Each one of them takes courage to examine, entertain and then embody.
So now, without further ado, please meet Foundation #1!
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Your Relationship with Time
Have you ever noticed how your relationship with time affects... Everything?
How you show up in each moment of the day is influenced by your thoughts and beiefs about time.
If you're like most people, you think that:
Here's my question to you: If Time was your friend, would Time really want to be your friend, based on how you think and speak about it?
Probably not. Would you want to be friends with someone who always says you aren't enough?
Here's the thing. If you can shift your relationship with time from a basis of lack to one of abundance, Time will treat you with the same admiration and support you give it.
Ever since I started affirming that I have more than enough time, that I have perfect timing and that life is long, my good friend Time has given me all sorts of delightful, unexpected gifts.
Begin with your thoughts and words that you think and speak about time.
Bonus Tip: Delete the phrase "killing time" (because no friend wants to be killed by you).
Whenever you notice that you're feeling like you don't have enough time, remember the truth.
All we have is time.
Stay tuned for Foundation #2 coming up later this week.