Love, Relationships, and Massage
Which relationship in your life is the most important? The one you have with yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. I know this is something you have all heard a million times. You can’t love anyone until you love yourself…and yet how many of us actually listen. I’m sure you have also heard that getting a massage is a great way to care for yourself, but, doing that requires making an appointment, keeping an appointment, and often spending a nice sum of money.
The Easy Path
It’s much easier to take care of everyone else, flop on the sofa at the end of the night, watch a show, and have a snack. Tomorrow you’ll care for yourself. Except that tomorrow doesn’t come.
I know this because with three children, four fur babies, a dozen or two feathered friends, close to 100 house plants, and growing around 20 percent of the food we eat, tomorrow is always another day. However, in the midst of all this I make time for myself. Just put it in the calendar and it’ll get done. That’s my motto. And it works, most of time.
The Happier Path
I know time seems like it gets swallowed by some large-mouthed bass in the center of the tornado that is your life, but really time is always the same. It’s how you perceive it that changes. You only have right now. So, no more flopping (well, at least, not all the time). Make it a point to get a massage. Put it on the calendar. The body you are in has to last quite a long time. Give it some maintenance.
Once you take care of yourself, start hanging out with the people you love most. In the article: The Island Where People Forget to Die, NY times, the key factor to living a long happy life was the relationships you kept and the value you held because of them. Love and relationships are not always easy, but the good ones are worth the work.