Love my dress form from Victorian Trading Company! It's been on my wish list for quite some time, and after my recent training in Delaware on self care for caregivers of children with disabilities, I decided to listen to my own advice and treat myself! I set a personal goal, achieved it, and placed the order!
The basis of the self care course is my "A Rose, Instead" six week course. I encourage participants to choose something they love as a symbol to make healthy choices. Roses are my choice!
Years ago I went into the grocery store and picked up a dozen gorgeous roses. As I walked through the store, there were a number of items that enticed me, but I knew they weren't good for me. Avoiding the three 'white powders' (sugar, salt and flour), can be challenging, but the roses made it easier to walk away. I've been bringing home roses, along with fresh fruits and vegetable, instead of empty calories, ever since.
Like the roses, my dress form will encourage me to make healthy choices. I'll also be more creative and save money! My Mother taught me haute couture tailoring and I'm looking forward to revisiting those techniques! I've already cut and fit a custom made unbleached muslin pattern as the basis for creating my garments.
Do you have symbolic items that remind you to be kinder to yourself? How do you reward yourself for achieving goals? If we combine reminders that we deserve to make healthy choices, along with rewards for achieving goals, we are more likely to give ourselves the care we deserve!
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!