Coffee, cats, and yard ghosts. These are the three things that bring me joy right now.
I’ve done quite a few more self-care webinars than usual this past week and it’s starting to seep in a little. The first thing I always ask of my tribe is to “Name three things that bring you joy right now.” Obviously, I believed it would be a nice little icebreaker, but it has really turned into something much more special.
Taking a moment to pause and look around you for joy is extremely therapeutic. Like, insanely therapeutic. You know something like that works when you find yourself sitting outside on the steps drinking coffee and you’re reminded of the webinar you hosted yesterday. I see a lot of people throughout the week and give a lot of positive encouragement, but its sort of a well known thing in my profession that therapists rarely take their own advice. Yup, I said it and I own it. We are usually so engaged in helping the other person that it’s a one way out kind of thing. But there are a few key moments in my career where things from my sessions started to seep beautifully in to my own personal life, and that my friends is magical. #therapistgoals.
I’m taking a lil “Self-Care Moment” to acknowledge this self-care moment. I’m sitting, coffee in hand, on comfortably cold brick steps, with an outdoor cat named No’Tail (I’ve never typed out his name before, and now I love it even more). I just glanced out in the yard and took note of the little cheapo Halloween solar lights that I put out in the yard back in October. These little Dollar Tree gems are still going strong in the middle of March.
I see these things on the regular. But today they meant something a little more. It kinda a “stop and look at the cat” moment, which certain is self-care. So take some time for do this for yourself. Take a second to look around you and find three things the bring you joy. It will change your day!
What three things bring you joy right now? Feel free to leave it in the comments 😁