Today, I went to yoga, the therapist and to see my favorite eyebrow magician, Georgia. At each stop amazing conversations were had. There were some amazing points made and I just wanted write a few of them down because I want to remember them but also because these things may just help you, too.
- Your feelings are real. Respect them. Don't let anyone tell you that how you feel is somehow not valid. Honor your feelings. Let the rage cleanse you.
- You don't have to chase everything down like a cheetah chasing down an antelope. This is especially true about peace and relaxation. You have to stop and let it come to you. Then you nurture it.
- Think of yourself as an antenna, Others will put stuff on you. Their judgements and needs which is like dust or boogers, this will damage your reception, you have to clean your antenna.
- You are trying to keep your head above water. Sometimes, you are doing okay treading water but sometimes, you are drowning. You can still save yourself and get to dry land but only if you take care of yourself. You absolutely will not survive if you take on another drowning person. You must save yourself. Stop taking on other drowning people.
And this last one is just for me: if I were at a dock about to take a ferry across a body of water and there were two boats, one is gorgeous and perfect but the other is sort of sinking, I will almost always pick the crumby boat. Because I think I deserve it or because I think taking it will help someone out, like the captain or whatever. I have to decondition myself from that choice. I have to put my self care ahead of other's needs.
You deserve that, too.