Today I got a pedicure.
Something I do somewhat regularly and really enjoy, it's one of those typical self-care things that actually do really fill up my cup!
Usually while I'm getting a pedicure, I multi-task. I reply to emails, I write content, I message my assistant, I plan new things, I order new stock. I do everything but enjoy my pedicure.
But today, I decided to do nothing. I wanted to relax and enjoy the mindfulness. So I did just that. I put my phone on silent beside me and I simply sat.
I felt the warm water against my feet.
I felt the rough, but soothing scrub against my legs.
I smelt the lotions.
I allowed my muscles to relax in the massage chair.
I watched people walk by talking to their kids, carers and loved ones.
I listened to the calming music and felt my nervous system calm down.
I told myself how grateful I was to be able to go (during a workday) to get a pedicure and afford one.
You can practise mindfulness during any activity... a pedicure or the dishes, sitting in traffic or going on a walk, playing with your kids or sitting alone. When you allow your mind, body and soul to be mindful, that's when your cup truly refills.
Certified Counsellor & Mental Health Coach