Sometimes life throws back-to-back punches.
Sometimes people you trust wound you deeply.
Sometimes your responsibilities feel overwhelming.
It’s important to TAKE a few minutes for yourself and BREATHE.**
Remember you are human. Check in with your body.
What do you need? Something to eat? A glass of water? A treat? A shower? A walk? Some time in nature? Some time by the water? When was the last time you danced? Listened to your favorite song? Watched your favorite movie? Meditated? Went to your favorite restaurant? Said, “No,” …. and gave no reason or apology?
If you’re a recovering people pleaser like me, you probably need to pause and prioritize yourself for a change. Put yourself at the top of the list—even if it’s just for 24 hours. One day a month (for starters) treat it like it’s your birthday. Put a smile on your own face. Love yourself the way you are committed to loving everyone else.
Life can be hard sometimes. You may have people in your life that make it harder. We have to find ways to replenish ourselves. We have to find ways to get through.
Let’s commit to check in with ourselves, even just once a day. When we feel off, grumpy, frustrated, overwhelmed, we can use that feeling as a trigger to check in and see what we need.
That’s a great start…. So let’s begin meeting our needs. This is one way we can regroup so we can show up in our lives and handle what we’ve got to handle.
** I have an app on my phone called Insight Timer. It has tons of free meditations and resources. I use it often for the guided meditations, including ones that teach you how to breathe intentionally to relax. I’ll try to remember to place the link to one of my favorites here.
I hope this post was helpful. Remember to check in with yourself, today.