We experience many forms of loss in our lives. Loss of relationships, loss of time, and loss of loved ones. Loss is not easy. But it is a necessary part of our lives.
“I will text you 50 times in a row and feel no shame. You’re my friend, you literally signed up for this.”
The time I took recovering from my burn out gave me a chance to see things from a different perspective. It gave me a chance to separate my regret, guilt, and what I thought of as short comings from my actions. In essence, I was separating my emotions from my actions so I could define them clearly. I needed to identify my motivators and my drivers.
Adrenaline was coursing through my veins. I started my Fitbit too soon, I had to stop it. I was nervous. I was anxious. I was excited. One by one, clouds of emotions rolled over me. Here I was standing under an overcast sky on an early Saturday morning in June waiting for the announcer to yell, “Go!”. I stood still, holding my balance strong while being bumped around by runners rearing to take off just as much as I was. I was at the starting line of The Baltimore 10 Miler. Thoughts of doubt, thoughts of disbelief, and thoughts of pride circulated through my mind.
I’m sitting here curled up with my laptop, working through some of my tasks, with Young Living Sacred Mountain essential oil diffusing, and I’m feeling awakened. Ready to share part of my story. I feel pulled to be upfront, open, and to truly focus on connecting with you. A few months ago, I had the beautiful opportunity to partner up with my friend Nikki from LoveMeTreatMe to work on a Sunday self-care series on my blog DoFiveThingsADay. We created this series because Nikki and I share a deep understanding that there is such a priority for self-care in our lives—that our lives actually depend on it.
I know we all love our facial masks and bubble baths… and we love curling up with a great book or buying ourselves little gifts and treats time to time. And though, those are important for us and our self care (because you should totally be giving yourself some extra love and spoiling yourself sometimes)—there is much more to making sure you are taking good care of yourself.