The ritual of self-care is self-love; it is romancing yourself. Feeling lonely, sad, or disconnected? Self-care is the answer. Maybe you're feeling frustrated at your body and the ways she is holding you back from doing all you want to do in life? Self-care is the answer. Tired and lacking in energy? Self-care is the answer. Self-care is exponential.
The more you take the time to show yourself and your body some love, the more your body will show you love back. A thank you. She is not ignorant or deceitful. Nor is she devious and purposely trying to slow you down with her cries. All she needs is a pause...and some love, and guess what, self-care is an incredible act of love. Connecting back into my body through these rituals is what helps me tap into my body's intuition, so I can listen to the whispers before they turn into yelps.
The thyroid and the skin are intrinsically connected. Hormonal issues can commonly manifest as issues such as pimples around the mouth and chin area, dry or snake-like skin, or excessively oily complexions. Dry skin in particular is a common symptom of an underactive and overwhelmed thyroid, which often manifests as a hypothyroid condition and Hashimoto's disease. Self-care rituals are magic, and a key component to my Thyroid Yoga course. Routines and practices so seemingly small and simple have yielded profound healing in my life. This is because the magic lies in the intention of these acts.
Use these beauty rituals to create an expansiveness in your life. This may sound a little lofty but it is the truth. Taking the time to tend to your own garden expands your ability to serve from spirit. It breaks through any illusioned realities of linear time, namely thinking that you don't have the time for self-care, and gets you out of your head and into your body. It makes you, the real you, more available. Please don't try to convince yourself otherwise. You are worth it. You are worthy.