A few weeks ago I came to realize that I have been in survival mode for the past couple of years. Maybe not full blown survival mode, but always plotting and planning for what’s next and constantly assessing myself for my emotional and mental balance, as well as my financial security. This would be the result of my making one major life decision after another, which my father has pointed out, people just don’t do for a reason.
But I did and they have been the best decisions for me. Not easy ones, but the best for my growth and long term well-being. I’m still learning from them, but I am finally at a place where my life has something that resembles structure and a bit more security. I have been craving this security so I wanted to acknowledge that it had arrived. The only problem, I don’t know what it feels like to be settled for longer than a few days. The thought of settling myself felt unfamiliar and disjointed, but important to try.
So I started to make lists of what I needed to feel more balanced. Most of it requires organizing and my busy little brain struggles with that one, but I’m working on it. I also noticed I was beginning to feel even more off balanced when I was trying to balance myself. I know, not cool.
After a couple weeks went by I noticed I was beginning to feel a real energetic slump. I listened to myself encourage my clients to reconnect and learn how to support themselves and it all sounded wonderful. I had done all of this before. I hit an emotional wall one day last week and begged the Universe for support. And then it was so obvious I was almost a little embarrassed…it was time to take care of me. I had been feeling disconnected and lost which meant it was time to regroup and reconnect. After all, I am the one I spend the most time with, I might as well enjoy my company.
I questioned how I would support myself and decided to write them all down. The ideas flooded out of my head. Along with activities came introspective questions that were begging to be addressed. I needed time to do this, but time feels so limited these days. Yet in order to make this work for me I know I needed to commit.
And so the 30 days of Me was born. I have been doing at least one thing each day that supports, empowers and helps me reconnect to myself and will do so for 30 consecutive days to create this behavioral habit. In order to fully commit to this process and create this program for myself (and in turn you) I am posting my daily questions and some of the activities I am doing on Facebook. If you are ready to reconnect to yourself (and you are!) follow along and commit to making it happen. Commit to you!! It’s been a week and I am enjoying this process so much!
Start by creating a list of 30 things you can do to support yourself. My list is quite diverse including journaling, buying an outfit that empowers me, looking up inspirational quotes, reading the books I’ve been neglecting, watching a movie when I have other things to do, buying myself flowers, exercising, drinking tea in complete silence, making a list of my achievements, updating my business and personal goals, receiving an energy healing, getting a massage, connecting with my children…so many!
I notice that it is when I need more time for myself that I typically blow off my self- care practices, which is why this is all so important. Sound familiar?
My list of 30 things I can do to support myself is growing rapidly. And I am finding the more I do for myself, the more I enjoy myself even more.
Isn’t it time for you to enjoy yourself? Obvi.