So my house is quiet (at the moment) so I figured I would write a little. I was prompted to talk about the most important thing I’ve learned at this age.
Well I’m 38 years old and I think I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve talked about self-care/ self-love a lot in my previous blogs, but I truly feel this is what has been the most important had the most impact.
I think over the years I didn’t truly know who I was or I didn’t remember who I was until now. Yeah you read that right, I didn’t remember who I was . It’s like I lost touch. Some may understand. Anyway, I needed to dig deep within myself to get to know myself. I needed to listen to what MY needs and wants were. I had to focus on ME.
I didn’t shut anyone out in the process of all of this, but I put my needs before everyone else’s. How was I going to love my family and friends properly if I could not COMPLETELY love myself? Everyone may have a different definition of self care and self-love and to each his own or in other words If you like it, I love it. I just know what I needed to do for me and what has been working for me.
Self-care/Self-love is always going to be something that you have to continue practicing. To me it will be lifelong and it will become natural. Just remember to keep yourself centered. Also, having a support group whether it be family or friends.. reach out to them for support. You would be surprised at how much support you have within your circle. Initially, I was afraid to open up about my self-care journey and my wants and needs, but my circle has been truly supportive.
Self-love is what is important to me at this age. Doing things that I want, things that are best for me. Taking care of my mind, body, and spirit. Enjoying the time I have with the people I want to spend time with.
This is all about YOU. How you love yourself will reflect in how you treat others.
Until next time…