Take Better Care
In our blog For the New Year, we committed to taking care of our things with gratitude and respect. It's been a challenging year in our world. We believe in not just taking care of our things, but also taking care of ourselves and each other.
Taking Care of our Things
In the spirit of organizational wonder-woman Marie Kondo, we believe in owning fewer things and committing to caring for and respecting those things we own. Owning a few things that "spark joy" in us instead of dozens that we don't care about is a life-changing practice.
Instead of purchasing high quantities of fast fashion clothing and shoes, we see the power of owning lower quantities of higher quality pieces. When we feel invested in and show respect for the things we have, it feels natural to take care of them.
Want to know more about how to take care of your Duckfeet? Check out our blog on keeping your Duckfeet healthy and happy.
Taking Care of ourselves
You've probably heard this phrase: You can't fill from an empty cup. Taking time to care for yourself, or to "fill your cup," is the most important step toward being able to care for others, too. How are you taking care of yourself? If you find this hard to answer, it's a clue that you could use more rest and more recharge time.
One of our favorite types of self-care is taking time outside. You don't have to live at a yoga studio or practice zen meditation for hours to recharge. Self-care can be as simple as asking yourself, "What would feel nourishing to me today?" Maybe it is meditation, or maybe it's just taking a walk, time to read a novel, creating art, taking a bath or a nap.
Taking Care of Others
Our world thrives when we take care of each other. Although big gestures are appreciated, don't lose sight of how impactful tiny shows of support can feel. It's no little thing to receive a message that says, "I'm thinking of you, how are you doing?"
In what ways can we better care for our family members? Our friends? Our local, national, and global communities?