Physically mainly. But taxed in other ways as well.
So Wednesday I said to take care of animals. Today I’m telling you to take care of yourself. God will refresh you and give you renewed energy. Pray. Ask. For Him to come. Fill you. Renew you. Give you strength for the next step in life. Literally and figuratively.
Then do something for yourself: Buy a latte at Starbucks. Get a massage. Take a nap. Read a good book. Work up a sweat. Splurge on a hair cut. Or a new coat. Little things add up to brighten your day. Refill your emptiness with what works for you.
I had hurt my back somehow doing Group Power on Monday. I iced my back, but it was still tight.
I asked my husband to rub my back, but he gave up.
Finally, I decided: I need a professional!
It has been years since I’ve had a massage. It’s just an extravagance I normally don’t indulge in. Like getting my hair done…
But it was so worth it!
My back feels so much better. I could feel the knots in my back as she worked them out. I lay for one hour, not moving, not having kids demand to be fed or the dog demand to be watered or any other distraction. And now I feel awesome.
Granted, it hurts. But it’s supposed to hurt if the job was done right.
I got tips to do at home when it happens again. And I was sent away with a glass of water.
It was a good reminder that sometimes a little pampering is needed in this harried world that never stops. TLC can go a long way to reducing stress and for me pain.
Maybe I’ll do this more often. I definitely left taller than when I entered. And to me that was worth every dime!