I went to my first reiki session today with Jill Tucker Reiki Practictioner as she is a new client im creating a brand for. "Reiki is the perfect way to relax while your body beneifts from natural healing. The healing energies of reiki enable you to develop a more positive mental and physical well-being." Jill used gentle hand movements with the intention to guide the flow of healthy energy through my body to reduce stress and promote healing. After the session she explains what she has found out. Without me telling Jill she was able to read that my sacral chakra was over loaded.
What does this mean? Well in short terms I'm doing to much (prob shouldnt be sat here writing a blog at 8pm haha) My head is overloaded with things running 100 miles an hour and this is so true of being a mum and being self employed. My brain never stops, the constant school emails, jobs and being at work as well as running a house not to mention being a creative person who always has ideas for things ... something has to give.
One of the main reasons I want to work for myself is that I have flexibility but I found myself saying I can't go to sports day as I'm to busy?! Thats' the trouble though you don't mind taking the time off when you work for someone else but when you work for yourself you have so much to get done. Don't get me wrong I absolutely LOVE what I do, I love my work, my shop and everything I've created I just dont want to burnout.
Jill said I must start my day asking myself what is the one thing im going to do for me today? Then build your day around that. As a parent of 3 and working I can't remember the last day off I had alone without a child. When I had to think of activities I could do for ME I couldn't really think of any.
The reiki talks about balancing the shakras, we need to be balanced or we may tumble down ie burnout.
So I'm going to change my mindset and realise that I am just as important as everything else. So I'm going to do some things for me and I think that is going to start with some watercolour. I love to paint with watercolour and havent done it since lockdown. I need some more ideas though...
What do you do for me time?