"Self love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full,
and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people
you hold dear. But you must come first."
~BeauTeplin | Self Love
I absolutely love this quote! It is a great reminder that self care is so important. If we don't take care of ourselves first how can we then take care of others?
This summer I took five weeks off from my job. Even though it was the third time I had strategically aligned my leave to get the maximum amount of time off, it was the first time that I truly felt renewed when it was over. Unlike my past breaks there were no "must do" lists or things to accomplish. I traveled twice, practiced yoga, taught yoga, and truly enjoyed the hot lazy days of summer. Somehow the small every day tasks were completed without stress and angst and I regained my passion to give and do more.
Bringing the idea of nurturing yourself first to your mat can translate to finding and honoring your breath. Taking deep mindful inhalations and exhalations with each posture to first create space within the body and then within the mind. Allowing the dedication of your practice to completely fill your vessel with self love.
Off your mat know that you can continue to honor your breath and the abundance of love within you will help to nourish your interactions and relationships.
Practice and all is possible, but fill your cup first.