2022 has been a tough year for me. So many down moments that I had felt incredibly overwhelmed by all that was going on. From rushing myself to the hospital with a stab wound, to contracting Covid, to getting stuck on the road late at night.... the journey has been a tough one. You could even say it has been a journey where all my fears had finally caught up with me. The one that it did teach me was to nurture and care for myself in tough times, when there is no one else around. To overcome tricky situations one step at a time, with love, empathy, nurturing and healing for mind, body, and soul.
Self-care is essential. The body and mind need time to relax and refuel to heal. Ignoring your needs or putting them off for later is the worst thing you can do for yourself. You must treat yourself with kindness, compassion, and love every day for self-care to promote recovery.
By reorganizing your body and soothing your thoughts, getting grounded and living with a humble attitude is a method to take care of yourself. Additionally, grounding gives us the chance to take care of ourselves. Healing depends on doing this. You will have the chance to feel gratitude and connect with your heart when you take care of yourself.
Self-care is an act of love for oneself. It goes beyond simply being content and contented with the way things are. When you take care of your needs and wants, it starts from within. Nobody needs to tell you that taking care of yourself is important. When you want to be nurtured, you already know what to do and how to accomplish it. Simple self-care practices like taking a warm bath, reading a book, or writing your thoughts down in a journal can be the beginning of self-nurture.
Try extending your self-care to include loving others and being grateful for your surroundings because that is how we all heal one another.