I think one of our biggest mistakes in life, could be that we don’t take enough time to really enjoy our lives.
We are so busy trying to keep up with the daily demands
And juggling things like kids, jobs, relationships and more that we forget what life is really about.
How about taking a break? It doesn’t need to be a 10-day vacation, it easily can be a half day hike or going to the farmers market and listening to music for a couple hours. We need more breaks like that more often.
My husband reminded me of that recently. Not because he said he needed a break, he actually felt guilty leaving to go fishing with his buddies. When he got home this last time I saw a 100 lbs of stress lifted off of him. He looked lighter, happier and more carefree. It reminded me that we need to take times like this for ourselves and add it regularly to all of our to-do lists.
I pat myself on my back for every Healing Code I do every day because I know that it is relieving so much stress. That’s great, but it can’t replace taking walks with my kids, playing and laughing with them. I still need to enjoy a date night with my husband and maybe lunch with a best friend. I could name dozens of other things we could do that would help us enjoy our lives more. I’ll leave that creativity up to you.
Remember to do The Healing Codes for the accumulated and current stress. But don’t forget to fill yourself with the replenishing feelings having some fun will give you. Never underestimate the power of fun!
I think the Healing Codes are an opportunity to not only heal but also to take some time for yourself throughout busy days. It is so so important to me to take a bit of time everyday to relax and just think about things that make me happy. It can totally transform my attitude! Even if I don’t currently have something I’m working on healing, is it okay to do the Healing Codes just as a form of relaxation?
Absolutely right! Thanks for bringing that up Shannen. Just the simple act of using the codes to let your body and mind relax is HUGE for long term health and happiness. There isn’t a better health insurance plan around 😉
How does one overcome the feeling of guilt when doing something away from the family?
Hi Ginger! Great question!
Taking time for yourself may deep down feel like a selfish act to you. The question to ask yourself is Why? Many women take care of everyone else’s needs without much thought to their own. I think this is just really old programing created many generations ago. A program that a woman’s existence, is solely to care and nurture her family. This program has ran for so long, that while women are changing, its hard to ignore the subconscious feeling, when we deviate from the old plan in any way.
I would work specifically on that guilt. Ask yourself when earlier in your life you felt guilty or selfish. This could be a memory where you did something wrong and felt guilty, or maybe someone made you feel like you where being selfish or asking for too much. Whatever comes up is what you need to do your code on first. I would also add in your prayer request, that any generational beliefs involving guilt about taking time to yourself, be healed. Let me know how that works for you.