The last few days I’ve found myself in a place I’ve been before, many times in fact, and feeling pretty frustrated about it. I’m exhausted and completely worn out physically, mentally, and emotionally unable to do much else than rest and sleep. I’ve been asking myself why am I here again?! And you might be wondering why I would want to share this low point and frustration with you?…
Well, it’s my belief that by being honest and sharing I have the chance to encourage and possibly inspire others. If sharing this helps just one person it’s worth it to me.
Over the past few weeks I made the decision to work extra hours. Under normal circumstances this might have been okay; however, with summer storms and uncertain weather my job has been busier and a bit more stressful than normal. Additionally, I take things very seriously (on a personal level) which can add to the stress.
What I’ve learned again, and I hope for the last time, is to slow down, breathe deeply, and practice self care on a daily basis. Additionally, I need to take care of my responsibilities at work without taking what happens personally. And I need to really pay attention to the amount of hours I choose to work.
Because I would have much rather spent the last few days on a fun adventure, traveling to a new destination, and discovering new things!! 🙂
The self care conversations we have with ourselves are the most important. When we choose self care we are our best for ourselves first, then our family, friends, community, and world. It’s up to each one of us to make choices to create a firm foundation to live in, move in, and work from. I can do it and so can you. And together as we connect and share we have the opportunity to help, support, encourage, and inspire each other to live our best lifestyle focused on self care.
That’s all. I hope this helps someone.
Until next time, Laura Li Lifestyle