Happy Wednesday everyone! Today’s blog post is all about my recent self-love practices. It’s short but I hope ya’ll take a look and enjoy it.
Self-love was a struggle for me. I’ve had many breakdowns as a result of my low confidence. This was for various reasons but a lot of it had to do with being smart and weird. I never felt smart enough which caused me to go crazy. I felt like I had to please them rather than myself. It wasn’t until I fully embraced myself that I began to see real changes. In the process, I’ve found new methods for my healing process and it’s helped me so much which is why I’d like to share them with you.
- Let It Out
No really. Just let it out. Whether that’s a creative venture or an activity that you like. Do it. It’s difficult at times but it’s worth it. It’s hard for me to do things in the fall because I can feel low. And lowness is intense. A good example of this is when I cried for three days straight because I was healing emotional trauma. [yep it’s real -ish. No gimmicks here.] so yes it was a lot but very much worth it. I didn’t understand that it was part of the healing process. It’s also a result of my mental health. I still have moments but I’ve learned how to manage it. [I’m not sure if I want to share more of that side of me but it’s something I live with. I also see professionals to help me with it which has helped me so much.] It’s a big reason why fall and I have a love-hate relationship.
As of late, I am writing a lot of poetry. A practice that I’ve kept hidden. A part of me wanted it to remain a secret because I didn’t feel “ready” to share it. I would let fear take over and not listen to my intuition. There are a lot of things that I can convey in writing than I can on this blog. A part of me gets scared of sharing that part of me but it’s worth it.
I discover new aspects about myself and how I function. It’s where I’ve written past manifestations. [Some just for kicks while others serious]. But when I tell you I write out everything, I write out everything. And I mean everything. Therefore my journal makes me seem like I’m a narrative bad writer. Someone who keeps thinking to no end.
No it’s just a stream of consciousness writing.
Listening to Audio books
Yep I’m old. I prefer to learn something rather than listen to music. I’ve been doing this since college and I feel better for it. I also just know more about myself.
I listen to a lot of self-development audiobooks because the motivation is necessary. It’s one of the first things I do after I meditate. It gets me in the right mindset and blocks any negativity coming my way. Doing this is a reason people think I’m normal.
Those are the three. It’s not big but simple and doesn’t eat up my time. That being said I keep these warning signs [or whatever you’d like to call them] in mind when doing these activities. I find that they are all good for my mind, body, and soul.
Stop it. Seriously. Let the thought pass and move on. If you write it down, you will enforce that belief in your subconscious.
I’m serious: STOP THIS. I’ve seen too many people have a mental breakdown because of it.
But honestly this was the hardest one for me. It wasn’t until I let myself cry that I found inner peace. Know that those emotions are part of this human experience. They are not to derail you or “a setback.” They are there to help us grow. Period.
Yes I’m guilty of this too. Not in a romantic sense but a domestic sense. To both material and non-materialistic things. I find myself wanting to make life the way it was before. The reality is I can’t. It is not possible. I had to realize that people come and go out of your life. That every situation is temporary. It’s not bad, they just vibrate on a different frequency. Period.
I let go of people that were holding me back. And allowing me to believe fallacies. It was doing everything but making me feel good.
Okay there you go. I kept it as minimal as possible because I wanted to make sure you have a better picture of my self-care these days. Know that you’re not alone and it’s okay to change and choose a different path. I did and it’s brought me the biggest life lessons.
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