The earth has made another revolution around the sun. Praise be.
My wish for us all is healing and I believe that healing begins with self care.
Self care is different for each of us and I always encourage clients to begin with soul work in order to figure out what self care looks like for them! Soul work is the process of self examination. This process can be intimidating, especially when we have limited access or time for therapy.
Throughout my healing journey, I have followed some basic rules, my ABC's of soul work and I thought it would be a perfect time to share them with you:
Ask for help when in need
Be open to the process
Create safe space
Defend your boundaries
Engage in therapeutic activities
Grieve the past self
Honor the present self
Ignore toxic situations
Know your limits
Love self in every stage and phase
Make "me first" your mantra
No is a complete sentence
Overthrow the self critic
Question unhealthy habits
Rest mind, body, and spirit
Stay with it
Treat self for all the hard work
Unpack your triggers to avoid them
Vibrate high, openly, and unapologetically
Walk in your truth
Xerox the love you receive
Yes is a complete sentence too
Zero in on your blessings
The last one is important so you can gain perspective on why you are on this journey.
The process of self examination and self care can be daunting, remember that healing is non-linear and has no time limit. Everything is cyclical and some days the road ahead might feel impossible, It's ok to take time to comfort and care for your inner child. Change is scary, even when it's beneficial.
You are worth the effort it takes to heal yourself. Keep going, you deserve peace and joy.