How do you define self-care?
I have to admit I do struggle with being kind to myself as I have a default to go out of my way to be helpful to others and the consequences of this type of this behaviour are I tend to forget about myself.
At the back end of February, I was hit by a tsunami of grief which followed a depression. I can honestly say I had never felt like this ever before in my life I genuinely did not know what this feeling was I just felt so very sad.
My Mother sadly died at the back end of October last year, and I just went into overload with work to keep my self busy building my and growing my Kindness movement which I thought would help me take my mind off the massive loss. I couldn’t have been further away from the truth.
The ramifications of these choices hit me hard and although I love what I do and do what I love the wind just got taken out of my sales because I forgot to step back and have some self-loving kindness for myself.
I opened up to my partner, my best friend and a family member as I felt alone in this grieving process and sometimes still do.
Whether you are going through grief, a turbulent relationship or a serious life challenge speak to a friend/family and do your best to find the things that make you happy here are the things that are slowly but surely helping me through my transition.
Speaking with a counsellor
Walking in nature
Cooking and eating good organic food
Remember, its good to talk and talking will make you feel good.
Thank you for your kindness