Here’s what I know: if you have a rough day it’s absolutely acceptable to nap and let your body + mind unwind. It may even be necessary to indulge in a warm night time shower to come out renew. There’s nothing wrong with warming up a bowl of oatmeal that’s sweetened with dried berries and cinnamon. Each spoonful enveloping you with it’s warmth, nourishing you with flavor, even at midnight when you finally have some peace to yourself.
I’m learning that I need to continuously come clean with myself. To confront myself and not hide away. I’m learning that it’s okay to pick up the pieces of yourself that hurt. This is how you develop strength. Release each breath, deep and cathartic as it may be. Allow yourself to feel because believe me your body longs to let everything out. This is how I revive myself through a difficult time.
If you have a rough day, believe me it’s okay to show yourself some tenderness. Give yourself a pep-talk, give yourself some love. Guide yourself through the struggle. All that matters is that you start. Listen to your head & your heart. Have them meet halfway. Get that cry if you need, that break, validate your opinions and value your decisions.
As for me, I’m learning to shine in the dark.
I’m becoming my own salvation.