Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can learn. You cannot except love until you love yourself. You are in a point of your life where learning what you want, will lead to teaching others how to treat you. One of my favorite comments during my divorce came from a friend, after I had said I was a stupid idiot. She turned to me and said “Don’t talk about my friend that way.” It made me cry. She treated me better then I treated myself. I agree with her. I was being mean to the person I should love. How could I expect others to treat me nicely if I couldn’t treat myself that way? That was when I started to understand SelfCare.
A lot of getting through the divorce process is learning to take care of yourself again. There will be challenges. How you take of yourself during the stressful times is where your control lies. There are those days when you wake up and life seems to be too much. Moving your body can help with that.
I find that taking a walk is a great way to help me reset my crazy brain. It doesn’t matter if I walk with friends or by myself. I feel better immediately.
There are those days when you wake up and life seems to be too much. Moving your body can help with that. I find that taking a walk is a great way to help me reset my crazy brain. It doesn’t matter if I walk with friends or by myself. I feel better immediately.
- Sense of Accomplishment
- Endorphins are released helping change my mood
- Creative juices start flowing making me ready for anything.
When I finish I feel good and am ready to get started.
Walking works well for me because my house is on a walking loop. I can pop out whenever I have about an hour. But any exercise will do; biking, hiking, running… When you don’t have much time, a quick fix just put on your favorite song and Dance!
This is all about taking time for yourself. Deciding how you want to live your life. Treating yourself like you want to be treated. Learning who you are now and what you want. This all leads to being able to teach others how to treat you.