Change of circumstance and then learning new ways of doing things is terrifying and leave me feeling vulnerable. Due to the pandemic, I had to move my work and my whole life online. I don’t really want to do it as I am a face-to-face kind of girl. I avoided it for the longest time, but when push came to shove, I had to bite the bullet and learn new things about the online world, which up to then, was an enigma to me. Now 20months in the adventure, I still get the jitters from time to time because I am still not wholly comfortable with it. However, if I keep going consistently, I know I will enjoy the process and grow as a person.
And you dear Reader, in what ways can you learn, grow, and improve? What choices can you make to push past your comfort zone, act, and strive towards your best self while practising self-care?
To help me work through the’ scariness’ of learning things new, I found that if I care for myself through living holistically, basically listening to my body, asking for God’s wisdom, and doing things to serve my growth wins hands down every time.
Sometimes though, we must push ourselves to leave our comfort zone even when we don't want to. Maybe its taking that new job position, travel someplace new, or speak in front of a crowd for the first time. Whatever it may be, no matter your age, I encourage you to take the opportunities as they come for personal growth and development.
Why mindfulness & meditation?
One of the most important aspects of holistic living is being present in the ‘here and now. To be focused and aware in the moment is of utmost benefit to mind, body, and spirit. Unfortunately, that’s something I struggle with. I often find myself looking towards the future or allowing my mind to pick up unnecessarily signals instead of being present in the moment. Despite the struggles, learning mindfulness and meditation has made such a huge difference in my life. In another post, I will outline ‘how’ I practise mediation in my daily life, so keep watching out for that.
Mindfulness helps bring awareness to my body, my emotions, and my thoughts. It helps me feel grounded, connected to the universe, and calm. I know it can be intimidating and challenging to start a mindfulness practice, but I encourage you to try out some guided meditations to start out.
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Where do you spend your energy?
Your time and energy are precious, and you shouldn’t waste it on things that don’t matter. Are you spending hours watching TV or scrolling on social media every day? Are you allowing minor inconveniences to ruin your entire day? Are you getting stressed out about things you can’t control? Be aware of where you place your energy and where and what you give your attention to.
So, do what to do? To start with, do what feels most important to you, and focus on those things. The ‘feeling’ part of you is your spirit- your inner core being. Allow that to guide you as you begin to learn to care for yourself.
Practising self-care by way of a holistic lifestyle might mean different things to different people. There is no one “right” way to live a holistic lifestyle, as long you care for your entire self; mind, body, and spirit (soul). Try to be mindful of how the different parts of your life interact. Be intentional about your choices every day, having your well-being in the uppermost part of your thoughts.
I hope this short article has helped to get you started on the journey of a lifetime. It’s a journey on which your life may depend as you practice self-care.
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