Let me tell you a quick story:
About 4 years ago a girl moved states to be closer to her family. She didn’t enjoy her job any more like she always had – for many years it was always what she wanted to do… and then over time (without her even realising) she slowly began to loath the thought of going to work. She didn’t have the same passion for the people she was working with any more. Tired, unmotivated and lonely she finally decided to take the plunge of quitting her job and moving back to be closer to her family.
— She was at a wits end but believed there had to be more to life. As part of her study she began seeing a counsellor who introduced her to this idea of self care. “Self Care?” She thought, “who’s got time for self care, I’m too busy looking after everyone else and making it look like I have it all together.”
Now… 4 years later and this same girl feels like a new person. She now knows where she’s going in life, she has dreams, she sets boundaries and sticks to them (OK usually but not always!), she values who she is and stands up for what she wants, she is more confident in herself than ever. What changed?
She began to implement Self Care into her life. As she did that she began to learn who she was, she now knows what she likes and dislikes and she feels the freedom to dream! Self Care and learning to value herself, is what’s ultimately changed her life. She knows that if she doesn’t look after herself she has no chance of giving the best to her family, friends and colleagues.
Yes there are times when things aren’t going how she expects them too… and I can tell you, she does not like that part of the journey! She’s learning that that’s called life. Awareness is her best friend. She is much better now at knowing herself and being aware when things don’t seem right. It’s at those times she is learning to ask for help so she can keep living life to the fullest. Living life to the fullest is her ultiamte dream. She is much closer to that today than 4 years ago. —- This is My Story
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