Since I'm having major AHA-moments the last couple of days I would like to share it with you guys. Partly because I think this is superimportant and I also would like to share it, because if I do it's a daily reminder for me to never forget this.
I got to know the LOA 3 years ago. Since then I've always had great results when I was consistent with my gratitudes. But I always fell back into a routine of not being consistent which made my journey goi up and down again.
Last year I felt amazing, I had a daily morning routine : I exercised, practised gratitude, self-love and just had fun.
Until I started getting busy and thinking that I just didn't need to do those things anymore. I needed to focus on working I told myself and besides nobody of my friends did this, so why should I ? (I'm 23 years old.) I felt a bit weird for doing gratitudes and focusing on my mental health so much.
It got so bad that I was doubting the universe, I was hating myself and I was questioning everything that made me happy. I felt this way until a week ago.
I didn't know why I was interested in happiness first so much and if everyone was running around doing work work work work work, wasn't I crazy for wanting to believe different ? I also discovered last week that I'm a HSP. To me this is a huge explanation as why I'm having trouble with keeping myself positive without any mental health practices and why I also feel sometimes like it's selfish to do those things. I also want to satisfy other people so bad. So being selfish is the last thing on earth I've ever wanted to be. I realise now that I'm making a lot of people unhappy by not doing my self-care and I also put myself in unhappiness if I don't do it. Thanks to the lovely Sir Springtime and Brian's posts I've learned what coasting is and that self-care is crucial.
Today I've looked into the self-care routines of a lot of succesfull people. From Beyoncé till Oprah and they all spend a lot of time on mental health and spiritual health. I realise now that no matter how busy you are : self-care and mindset should always come first, otherwise you lose on beautiful things happening in your life. I know that society might want you to believe other things : we should always be productive, busy, ready for others...I believed those things also for a long time. But the truth is : if you don't spend time to take care of you, you'll go down. I realise that now.
I'm happy today to vow to myself that I'll love myself everyday, I will always put my self-care practices first and build a life around that. Because I'm the priority of my life.
How do you take care of yourselve everyday ? Which morning routine or evening routine or daily practice do you have ?