I am a human being with issues, flaws, and faults. I am a human being that has feelings and illnesses that require attention and care. I am a human being with so much to give I forget myself sometimes along the way.
The moral of the story: I am a human.
I won’t ever be perfect or anything close to the definition. I don’t have it all together. But what I do have is a support system that reminds me of these things so I myself don’t forget.
The writers need to read, the lecturers need to be lectured, the educators need to be educated.
I’m continuing my journey just like everyone else. I’m navigating this world the best I know how just like everyone else. I am a human just like everyone else.
How I’m Taking Time to Refill My Cup:
I’m removing the pressure off of myself to produce, produce, produce.
I’m minimizing my screen time.
I’m reading more.
I’m not answering the phone unless I have the energy to.
I’m meeting a friend for lunch and allowing myself to socialize.
I’m slowing my body and mind down through self-guided meditation and hypnosis.
I’m doing what feels good in each moment.
I’m watching my favorite shows as I see fit without self judgement.
I’m writing my thoughts with a pen and paper, not on a smart phone.
I’m actively doing other hobbies that fill my heart with joy.
Taking a few days to do what is good for yourself is a necessity. Whether you need to snuggle on your couch in your favorite sweatpants and binge watch a show or pack a bag and head to the mountains, what you do for yourself to refill your own cup is just right. There is no rule book that says you need to do this or you have to do that.
Listen to your body. Listen to your heart. Listen to your mind and your soul. They won’t steer you wrong.
What I needed was to cry a big, heavy cry. What I needed was to binge watch Schitt’s Creek. What I needed was to do was talk to my loved ones. What I needed was to snuggle Luna. What I needed was to have Timmy wrap me up in his arms. What I needed was to do a whole lot of couch loving, TV watching, and book reading.
And guess what?
The world didn’t end. The world didn’t stop moving. Wednesday inevitably showed up.
The world kept turning while I kept rebuilding.
I have two new features on Thought Catalog and She Rose Revolution! Check them out on the links below!
I Work With My Eating Disorder, Not Against It <- Thought Catalog
Working With My Eating Disorder Helped Me Write A Book <- She Rose Revolution