Self-care is not only for you. It’s for someone who needs to hear your journey and also for someone who needs to feel your evolved love. Limiting your regrowth causes you to pour from half-filled or empty cups. Replenishment is necessary.
Self-care is also self-destruction.
It’s the destruction of the old self, negative thoughts, negative people. It doesn’t happen overnight but it’s can be undone. It didn’t take you one day to learn this self-hate, these restrictions, these negative triggers. So it won’t take one day to remedy them.
This the reconfiguring of everything you’ve been taught. Just because something worked for your previous generation doesn’t mean it applies to you.
Self-care is shedding those layers of doubt. Self-care is battling those demons of fear with mantras and self-affirmations. Sometimes when you’ve made it to a good place; anxiety, fear, and depression poke small holes in your pool of newfound happiness. This is where positive thinking, affirmations, and meditation comes into play. They start to refocus energy and save your world.
Take it one day at a time someone needs you, someone loves you, someone’s watching you.
Write the book, draw the picture, buy the ticket, open the store, make the candle… blow bubbles if you want to but do it for you.
You are the author of your story. You hold the pieces in your hand. Step by step this is your journey. DO IT scared. I’ve spent half a lifetime on shoulda, woulda, couldas. You only have yourself to blame after you’re all cried out at 30, 45, 50, 75. I pray you make it to 100 and it can still be done, but I’d rather cheer you on now. I’d rather see you smile now. I’d rather have you healthy now because life goes fast and tomorrow is not promised.
Know that I love you and I want the best for you. Embrace those gifts. Embrace that happy place. Embrace that self-care. Baby like an onion with layers, as you peel and remove that skin, tears may form but being added to a dish makes the pieces of you simply delectable.
Keep going, keep pushing, and do it scared. I’m proud of you🥰🥰🥰