I love the term soul-care. I love it because I’m not sure exactly what it entails, which allows room for a million different tending, loving images to fill my mind.
When I think of soul-care, I think of doing something for yourself. I think of taking the time to dig through the hard things in an attempt to finally find some healing. I think of spending that extra few dollars for something that will make your skin feel extra nice. I think of going to bed early and then curling up with a novel that inspires you and makes you dream.
I think of taking those extra few minutes in the shower to scrub away negativity and replacing it with clean-smelling kindness instead.
I think of intentionally surrounding yourself with people who love and cherish you and build you up instead of make you feel small.
I want this summer to be a summer of soul-care, for me and for you.
I want it to be a time when we take deep breathes that bring a healing warmth to the places that became cracked and dry during the winter. I want it to be a time where we practice loving ourselves—where instead of pinching our bikini imperfections, we thank them for being so lovely before cannon-balling into the lake.
I want it to be a time where we treat ourselves in a way that we deserve—honoring and tending our souls with rich books and new ideas.
For me, soul-tending looks like setting boundaries on my work. It looks like saying “no” when I feel pressure to add another thing to my plate. It looks like putting my computer away early and practicing grace when everything isn’t picture perfect. It’s slowing down and breathing in the moments – taking time to notice the beautiful summer unfolding around me.
What can you do for yourself this summer that would leave you feeling loved, cherished and taken care of?
What does Summer Soul Tending mean to you?