I just tweeted how there are 4 things I’ve learned are vital in this healing complex trauma journey. They are also vital in life in general for everyone…
- Boundaries (for self and with others)
- Balance (types of activities, focusses, not overwhelming myself, rest when needed)
- Self Care (healing, joyful stuff, all the strategies I have learned, health – both physical, mental, emotional, spiritual)
- Self Compassion (knowing I have endured so much I never should have endured & it’s needed to be real about it)
I have struggled, but forced myself to learn these and they are still a work in progress.
So, keeping this in mind, as I have to remind myself of every day… I am going to yoga by the beach this morning, and then catching up with the group of ladies I am enjoying getting to know.
I know I am likely to start building friendships at church, if we keep going. So I will approach that slowly and carefully too.
I’ve already posted stuff on Twitter and I will stay off there now the rest of the day.
Plus, my gardens are needing some attention too.
Self care is something I still have to be mindful of and focus on regularly. It can start slipping, easily.