Thing one: Lean into more self-care
Self care doesn’t have to look like day spa days or long soaks in the bath – unless you want that. The everyday self care I’m talking about is getting to bed at least 1/2 hour earlier. Saying no a little more often to the demands of others and saying yes more to your own needs. Self care is all about you validating your own needs and meeting them yourself.
Thing two: Feel the feels
Yep, feel all your feelings. Write them out, say them out loud, scream them into your pillow if needed. But the idea is to give your feelings the light they desire. This will help you process what’s going on and also allow you to move on. Keeping feelings bottled up or swept under the proverbial rug doesn’t help anyone. In fact all they do is simmer away until they explode.
I love to journal out my thoughts and feelings. This practice allows me to gain a different perspective. It’s like the coolest kind of hindsight.