Last month brought a few new experiences for me and a couple of important lessons. A big lesson I learned last month was the importance of self-care and self-reflection.
Over the past few months, I have been going through some personal issues that have caused some minor problems in my daily life. I was having trouble getting out of bed in the morning, I couldn’t find motivation to study and go to class, to get to the gym consistently, or even to do small chores around the house. I always told myself that it was just me being lazy or tired. I pushed everything I felt away and tried to focus on everything else but as I mentioned, it got to the point where I couldn’t even bring myself to get out of bed some days. Yet, I still refused to admit to myself, much less anyone else, that I might have a problem.
One evening, Danny spoke to me about the potential need to talk to someone about how I was feeling and I remember feeling frustrated that he came to the conclusion that I couldn’t yet reach. I got angry and that was the tipping point for me. I realized that maybe I did need to talk to someone and I needed to take better care of myself than I had been for the past few months.
I made some needed adjustments to my routine, my school schedule, and my lifestyle in terms of health and at first I was really nervous for the change. Although I didn’t change anything too drastically, I felt anxious about my decisions. I have always been that way, but I realize now that the changes I made last month and the changes I am continuously making are for the better. Self-care and self-reflection are really important to your overall wellbeing, and I know that I have touched on that subject many times in previous blog posts, but it was only last month that I really started paying attention to how important it is for myself at this point in time.
I am writing more now, taking time to exercise, picking up old hobbies that I used to love and doing lots more reflecting than I had done for a little while and I really feel that it has been slowly helping.
I’m glad that I was truly able to learn this important lesson last month and I realize that everything that led up to it was meant to be part of the process to get to where I want to be. I am definitely nowhere near the point I want to be, but I’m taking small steps to get there and I’m finally feeling at peace with the process.
What are some important lessons you have learned over the past month? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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