The Discipline of Self Care, and Taking Myself Down to the Beach for a Time Out

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In a crazy season after an extremely busy few days, today Shane sent me for some much needed time out. To be honest, I didn’t really want to go, I forced myself out of the house after laying on my bed for the morning, where I could have happily stayed all day. I had just worked two very busy full fourteen hour days back to back and I was physically and mentally exhausted. I knew a time out sitting by the seaside would help me relax deeply, but I also knew it would take the investment to receive the benefits. BH Bal

I was very happy to be with the kids but when she offered some alone time, I knew I needed it. He had a job for them to do with him and it was the perfect day create some space for the week ahead. After all I would be back in the afternoon for dancing and bike riding and now that soccer is over, some time at home to Hygge and catch up on some baking shows.

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I am terrible at making time for myself, absolutely awful. It is always the last thing I will do and often only once a year, but I am trying to pursue the discipline of self care so I can look after everyone else around me. It is a discipline, an intentional step and investment to do things i like alone. No jobs, no tasks, just a moment to sit, to read and to be still.

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So down I went, alone to the beach for some hot chips and coffee and a chance to let my mind consider all the thoughts rolling around my head and create some calm space.


I brought along my book and my bible to read and let myself pause for a little while. I was glad I came, I almost didn’t. I almost turned the car around to head home or just nearly went down to the local shops to run some errands, but I forced myself down here because I knew it was good for me.

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I took the day to just watch the waves without to many people around, essential to a good day off.


Now I’m home and ready for the afternoon activities and looking forward to a night on the couch, hopefully while the storm rolls in.

Lots of Love x


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