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The Importance of Self-Care

Yesterday post was a bit short compared to what I’m used to post. To be honest with you I ran out of time but I still wanted to provide something for you. My goal is to hit 365 posts by the end of the year. So to get there I’ve been challenging myself to write something new everyday but sometimes I either run out of time or my inspiration reservoir runs low… I mainly find inspiration in my journey, so there are days I don’t find the words to translate how I feel.

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With that being said, I woke up this morning with a desire to talk about self-care because I think taking care of ourselves is something most of us don’t do. Concerning that, I’d be lying to you if I told you I was not damage. I’m emotionally slowly recovering from a lot of emotional damage… either self-inflicted or inflicted by others. I do battle with anxiety on a daily basis. I have a lot of fears I’m trying to get over one baby step at the time. There are caves I still struggles entering. It’s tough but I realize pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone is necessary for my growth.

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I came to the other neat realization that the caves we fear entering often time hold the treasures we seek… And the only way to truly get there is with a lot of self-care because it plays a lot in letting go, moving on and overcoming our fears. In other words, there is no way we can overcome our fears by beating ourselves up.

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So self-care rule #1: stop beating up on yourself now... Be gentle. The world is hard enough. You don’t have to be so hard on yourself, baby. You are enough. Love yourself. Respect yourself. Heal yourself. Mend your wounds and wear your scars with pride.

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Self-care rule #2: accept the position where you at and go slow. I remember my ex telling me “we are on borrowed time.” Well, I think that explains a lot of how things went down… Some of you may feel you are running out of time but let me be the one to tell you it only feels like so if you believe so. Truth is time is merely an illusion. There is enough time. The time right now is the time right now and it will always be as such. There is only now. Tomorrow is yet just another now. So If you can’t take a giant leap right now, take a baby step. Realize that there is no other perfect time or perfect place.

Everything happens at the right time. I rather take my time and do it right than run and miss. I used to think that I missed on something good. Now I realize I didn’t miss anything, they missed me. So act when you feel ready and surround yourself with people who love you enough to respect your pace. But if it’s not possible at the time, it’s also okay to walk alone. At the end, the most important piece of your puzzle is you. So whether we get there today or tomorrow, the importance is that we get there.

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Self-care rule #3: Communicate and express your feelings without shame or fear of rejection. In order for people to hear us, we have to speak up. We have to let them know where we are so that they can decide whether they can meet us there or not. Obviously, not all of them are going to be able to understand and wait around. But at least you got the message out of your chest and let everyone know where to look to find you.

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Self-care rule #4: Trust the process. Trust yourself. It’s another way of saying respect your own pace. No need to rush. Healing takes time. We always get there eventually. The process shapes us. The process often feels terrible but it’s always necessary. It purifies and humbles us. The process is what makes you. Trust that whatever is meant for you will always find their way to you.

I wish infinite love, health, healing, wealth, success, happiness, awareness, peace and wisdom upon your soul


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