Self care, at its core, is giving yourself permission to do whatever it is you need to do to be okay.
Self care isn’t always basking in your own wonderful ness. It’s setting boundaries, and reinforcing them. It’s going to the Dr when you’re sick, going to the dentist to get check ups, going to physio if you need it, taking care of your health. It’s about personal hygiene and keeping your living space clean. Showering & brushing your teeth. Its about taking care of your diet and your gut health, and eliminating toxins. It’s about talking to somebody when you need to, and taking good care of your mind. Breaking behavioral patterns and creating new ones. It’s about forgiving yourself, over and over again, for all the things you did do and wished you hadn’t, or the things you didn’t do that you wish you had. It’s about taking your power back.
It’s about realizing that Gods plan is greater than you could ever imagine, so even when you hit a bump in the road, or things take an unexpected turn around a dark corner, have faith that there is a reason for the detour or the roadblock, and just go with it. Don’t stress.
Who am I to question Gods plan?
I just need to ensure I take care of my mind body and spirit so that I can live out his plan with a pure soul and shine a light in as many dark places as I can along the way.
By taking care of me.
My life feels so up and down recently, like a rollercoaster that just won’t end. When it’s good, it’s oh so good, but that anxiety in my stomach and sense of something’s about to change is always right. My intuition is so strong and always serves me well. This past few weeks have been a series of huge and unexpected changes in my life, some for better, some for worse, here I am just riding the wave and seeing where I end up. This time two weeks ago my life was in a very different place. I guess one thing that life has taught me is that God is always on my side, so not to fear change because his plan is always greater than I could ever imagine.
It’s so important when things get a little crazy to take time out and reconnect with yourself, find some balance, and reflect. To sit with your thoughts & emotions, the good and the bad ones. Yesterday was a day filled with prayer, yoga, massage, reiki & floating, I woke up this morning feeling so peaceful inside. For somebody who has suffered with anxiety disorders throughout my life I can honestly say inner peace is not something I usually experience or genuinely feel. I guess we have to go through these changes, endure the rain, and really process and accept it, before we can come to a place of calm and loving kindness towards everyone. A place of understanding and forgiveness.
Life is so hard sometimes, and we’re all just doing the best that we can, even if sometimes our best isn’t good enough. So forgive the ones who hurt you, forgive yourself for allowing it, and in the midst of your pain and suffering, God will lead you to the light. Every time.