You may have noticed my absence for the past month and a half, and you may have cared and wondered what happened. Depression happened as it usually does this time of year. And it has not been kind to me.
As a new month begins, I want to take the time to talk about the importance of self-healing. No, I am not talking about crystals or essential oils, I want to speak on taking care of your body and mind in such a way that you glow like the beckon of hope you are. You often hear that everybody has a story, but perhaps it’s not a story for everyone. Your struggles are essential to your growth as a person.
There is a phrase from the bible that says, “iron sharpens iron,” as in you are tough stuff, and when you collide with other people in a positive way or sometimes harmful, it can make you a better person. That person will, in some way or another, help the people around them.
Your self-healing is not only for yourself but for those around you, for the people who are in your life and those who will one day show up with their heart in hand, begging you to help them heal.
So on this beautiful Sunday, as we begin to move into spring and out of advent; In what way can you begin self-healing? How can you take care of yourself better now and in the future?
Here are a few helpful tips that I have begun to implement in my life:
- Drink lots of water. You may not know it, but being hydrated can lift your mood.
- Walk. This simple exercise could be once a week, or several times if you can go for a walk, it may just help clear your mind.
- Eat more veggies. Getting the nutrients, you need to maintain a healthy diet is the cornerstone on which our lives depend.
- Do something that makes you happy, whether that is video games, writing, reading, hiking, or watching tv. Do it!
I am sure there are so many more things I could tell you, but this journey of self-healing is also one of learning what works for you.
As always, my friends, stay healthy, stay happy, and keep moving forward.
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