I’m sitting watching people as they go by, wondering where they’ve been and where they’re going. It’s one of my most favourite things to do, observing people, and as luck would have it the apartment we have rented for the week in the center of La Seu D’Urgell has a kitchen setting that overlooks the street.
It’s one of my favourite spaces, I’ve decided, after two days of being here. I’ve claimed it as my own (although I sometimes have to share) and it’s a place to think, to eat slowly and watch the world go by.
Finding your space is important. We all need time to just be and to soak in our own company. If you’re a sensitive introvert like me, it’ll be all the more important for you to recalibrate in your own space. I’ve been reading a lot lately about self-care and even though I’ve been an advocate for a while now I’ve realised there is so much more to it that I first thought.
In fact I believe I’ve only just scratched the surface.
Illness, aging and love are interconnected. Each brings with it opportunities to explore who and where you want to take this journey.
Since flying 30 hours around the world in a metal machine this week, I’ve realised that self-care slipped down my list of priorities and instead was replaced by stress and tension which ultimately resulted in being sick for at least 3 weeks. Since I’ve been here…I’ve had none of the symptoms I’d experienced prior to leaving.
It’s the realisation that the only thing that was out of whack was that I hadn’t been taking care of myself very well.
It’s a great realisation to have. If you’ve experienced or are experiencing illness, rather than looking at your environment to blame for it, take a look at your self-care regime and see if there are somethings you might be missing e.g. receiving a massage, moving your body, eating beautiful food and loving all of who you are.
And this is the beauty of finding your space…allowing yourself time to breathe, reflect and watch the world go by.
Sending you love,