Updated: Apr 21
I've always been a pretty independent person. I don't mind being alone- in fact, I love it. I love spending quality time with myself- being able to breathe, relax and rejuvenate.
All summer I've been wanting to go to the beach- a real beach where you can't see the land on the other side. At the end of August, I finally did that and drove out to Saugatuck/Holland to spend the day in the sun. It was an amazing day! I didn't have any cell service, so I spent the whole day reading and sleeping on the beach. We all need to do things more for ourselves and focus on self care.
I love that I'm independent because I know I'm good at traveling alone, relying on myself. You also get to 100% do what you want to do. Of course, having company is great but sometimes you just need a little "me" time.
I've been working a lot lately on healing my body and focusing on myself. I've been going to the sauna every week, exercising, listening to my body and its needs. I don't think I've ever been so in tune, and I think I finally realized it's just time to slow down. I've been feeling so out of sorts with myself and my body. Lately it seems as though nothing is going "right" and I've been so hard on myself for every little thing from getting (or not getting) stuff done on my to-do list, how often I'm exercising, what I'm putting into my body, that I'm not getting enough sleep or spending enough time with friends and family. Sometimes it seems that nothing is good enough for yourself and in the end you just wind up more stressed and upset and feeling more down on yourself than you were.
That's when we need to stop, refocus and breathe. Realize that it's not about healing your body, but your mind and soul as well. Remember that you are independent and in charge of your body, mind and life.
It's okay to do what feels right and listen to your heart is telling you. It's really hard, but not everything lasts forever- so if you need to make a change you can tell yourself it's only temporary. (Unless you want long-term changes :))
In the end, it's about being kind to your body and soul- and remind yourself you're doing the best you can.