Solace

Solace is a word that we identify with being solitary, or in distress and in need of comfort: to seek solace  However, when l hear the word it conjures up images of self-care and taking time for yourself. The luxury of being alone with your own thoughts or to take time to do something for yourself that makes you feel better.

We live in a very busy world, lots of schedules, busy work life, busy home life, appointments, hustle and bustle, driving everywhere, at the mercy of technology and timetables.  But how many of us schedule alone time for ourselves, quality time for ourselves to just be?

There are times when we all feel that we literally have not a minute to spare, or that we havent had any time to do the things that we enjoy, that make us feel better, that relax us. Why do we do this? Why do we not prioritise our own needs?

It is time to start figuring out what it is you want?

What do you need?

What would make you feel better?

What would nourish you?

What would make you feel more grounded and content?

Then look at your schedule, your diary, your planner and begin to pop in dates for yourself.

Days when you go for a walk, or stay at home but just enjoy silence, days when you paint or draw, days when you do some gardening, days when you go for a swim.  Whatever it is that gives you comfort, that makes you feel rejuvenated, then make time for that.

Seek solace, take comfort, be kind to yourself, put yourself first.

When you do that, it will have an impact on the other areas in your life, and the other relationships in your life as you will begin to feel rejuvenated and energised by virtue of your self-care.