“In my darkest hours I realised the most important lesson. Make time for yourself.”
I’ve been going through some really tough times this last year and felt so disconnected in life, like I was missing something. I was sleeping badly, my mind constantly running and keeping me awake all hours, I felt overwhelmed with all the stress, my health was deteriorating, and it felt like I had no control over anything. My finances, my relationship, my health, trying to conceive, my overall well-being just seemed to be consumed with stress and I was at a loss on how to get it all back on track. Most importantly I had lost me, the bubbly, always smiling, happy person I once was.
So, my quest began to find something I could do every day as part of my morning routine. There are many practices one can do some religious and some aren’t, you need to find what feels true to you. Personally, I’m not a religious person so I began to implement a morning meditation upon wakening. I YouTubed a few until I found the ones that resonated with me, I also tried to add Yoga, Gratitude, Law of Attraction, Visualisation and positive thinking. Eventually I found that I couldn’t fit the Yoga into my morning routine.
It became quite a task trying to incorporate everything into my morning I would sometimes forget things. The easiest way for me was to put in calendar reminders, my friends do laugh at the number of reminders I have in a day. Gradually over time it became second nature and an easy habit I had formed.
My results. It did take a while about 6 weeks, but I eventually noticed how calm and relaxed I am as a person. It helped me heal my overactive thyroid, which I was told could only be healed by removal, thyroid medication or radioactive iodine. Things that used to get me so worked up I now handle with less anxiety. I don’t stress myself out over the things I cannot change or control. I sleep better. I’m a happier more positive person in life. Believe me when I say it works, as I write this blog I want you to know that currently I am going through 3 of the most stressful things that a person could go through in their life, on top of Covid-19 in our country and I’m handling everything in my stride.
Here are some examples besides religious practices (Google can give you many many more):
- Quieting the mind
- Music and singing
- Work and volunteering
- T’ai chi
- Law of Attraction
- Positive Thinking
If there’s one thing I urge you to do is to find some practice or path of spirituality and gradually implement it into your life. I promise you, it will make a huge difference, especially now with the world and our country going through Covid-19.
Feel free to comment, I would love to hear what you practice and how it benefits you, your health and well-being.
Lots of love