Leah Farmer

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31 Days of Self Love: Gimme a Break

31 Days of Self Love

Day 20: How can you give yourself a break today? (Mentally, physically or emotionally)

This morning I’m starting by staying home about an hour longer than usual this morning. My first meeting isn’t until 10:30…which is rare…so I’m going to sit home and read for a bit longer today. I have a long day ahead of me which will include some elements that I’m not super excited about…so to give myself the energy to show up and do a great job, I will extend my meditation, write a little longer, read a few more sentences and celebrate that I have that sort of freedom after so many years of working insane hours.

Emotionally I will cut myself some slack. I will not beat myself up for my feelings. I will just accept them for what they are and let them be there. My tendency is to try to wrestle my emotions until they are neatly put in place…where everyone else wants them. But yesterday I read Brave by Rose McGowan and one of the things she said that really resonated with me was about letting ourselves actually be angry or sad or whatever the emotion is. So yes…I will have the feelings I’m having and I will not adjust to make anyone else comfortable.

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