“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”
This past week has been an emotional rollercoaster.
From having my most eventful workweek, to watching the world fall apart, to receiving very sad news, and more. There were several times this week that I found myself asking, “Is this real life?” and wishing it wasn’t. I’m aware that this week was very emotional for many people and many friends in my life. I’m always here to chat, and my DMs are always open.
At one second, life could seem like it couldn’t get any better, and then all of a sudden, it feels like the walls are caving in on you. The way life works is truly crazy, and I don’t always understand why or how somethings happen. But what I do know is that you’re not alone. ❤️
I’m grateful that I can cry and feel my feelings because, in the past, I haven’t been able to do this. I’ve had some restless nights, so I’m definitely emotionally drained and exhausted. I realized that I have to prioritize myself and be as easy on myself as possible. Any doctor’s appointments that I was dreading, I rescheduled. Any conversations I was supposed to have but didn’t want to have, I rescheduled. I usually like to be everyone’s shoulder to lean on, but this week I made sure that I did not do this while still remaining supportive. When your body/mind is going through so much, it is really important to be kind to yourself and take it easy.
I went on a hike with a friend and my dog, I started beading, I played lots of Rummikub with my fam, I wrote letters, I focused on my work, I called my best friend, I screamed the lyrics to my favorite songs, I laughed, and I cried. I personally found that practicing self-love and self-care was the only way for me to make it through this week, and I wanted to share a list of things that I firmly believe help. Put your own oxygen mask on first.
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