Mamahhh’s Self-Care Month: Say Yes, and No

What I know for sure about self-care is that it’s all quite new to me. I am a self-care beginner, apprenticing with what it means to truly nurture myself, so I can be more present—showing up more vibrantly—in my life.

Today’s practice has been about saying Yes, and about saying No. We are in the midst of moving from northeast Georgia to Nashville, Tenn. Which means that in the next coupla months I will completely uproot one life and attempt to replant our family in a completely new-to-us town. At first, I said No to putting our house on the market right away. Then, I realized it was actually kinder for our family if we said Yes to that.  So today was the day!

We were scheduled to stick the sign in the yard, take the photos, and get the listing up right away. As the day went on, the sign got a Yes, the pictures got a partial No, and the listing got a partial Yes. It’s not a perfect launch, but it’s what worked for the time and energy I could reasonably give.

That is one self-care lesson that I’ve practiced with again and again: What can I reasonably give? Sometimes I can give a Yes. Other times, a No is just the relief I’m needing.Mamahhh Self-Care Month November 2011

Which is the bigger challenge for you, good mamas? The ‘Yes’ses, or the ‘No’s?
And what good things can you tell me about Nashville, TN?! I’d love your recommendations!


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