What do you love to do for yourself? What is your passion? What is something you have always wanted to try?
These are things we should strive to include in our lives. If these activities are what call to you and they bring you a moment of peace — make time for them. Sometimes, we get so caught up in the world around us, we forget to make time for ourselves. We need to give our soul some love too. It is a wonderful thing to be there for people and help them when they are down; but, we too need to be there for ourselves.
Sometimes, we get so caught up in the negatives we create for ourselves that we forget to enjoy our lives. We tend to only concentrate on ourselves when we are going through a valley of emotional meltdowns or when we are picking ourselves apart. This can’t be the only time we reflect on our self.
We need an outlet that makes us feel fiery and passionate. We need to fall in love with a hobby or an activity. Something that recharges us and something that we do for ourselves.
My challenge for you is to find that passion and run with it. Set time a side to do it daily, once a week, maybe, even monthly. This has to be something that makes you feel a live and in love with the world. The more we feed our souls, the happier we will be.
Remember, we can’t pour from an empty cup. So, take time for yourself. If we fall in love with the things we do — it can be reflected back to ourselves. The more self care we can do — the better we feel. The better we feel the less we get trapped in a negative space in our heads.
So, write, draw, paint, sing, act, run, learn an instrument, read, lift weights, sky dive, go to a yoga class, swim, volunteer, learn a new language, try martial arts, take cooking classes, follow a sports team or ten, go fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, take a hot bubble bath with tea everyday.
Just find something that is for you; and maybe, one day when you are feeling like you are touching the bottom, this love for whatever you choose will help pull you back to your feet.