Those who actively prioritize their well-being are aware of their internal pulses and do a great job coping – even when highly stressed.
Winston’s need for more than just a cozy Saturday night in perfectly resembles my current experience. I have felt this push and pull (‘Safety’ & ‘Openness’ as I labelled them in my last blog post) – a desire to be outgoing and social, mixed with a need to lay low and stick to a calming routine.
My parts need space for expression, a voice in my consciousness and compassion for each other as they are all ‘part’ of me.
The task was time-consuming but very therapeutic.
So what would it look like for me to break my routine and be as playful and carefree as a child? My curiosity seemed to be sparked at the perfect time…
My beloved spring has felt like Mom ripping back my blankets and telling me I’m going to be late for school. I’m uncomfortable with this change and prefer to be bundled in safety.
As I laid in my bed with the covers pulled closely to my face, my body exhausted, my mind frantic, my thoughts mixed with everything from the daily to-do’s to intense emotions about life’s purpose. I’m not sure why at 12:00am on a work night my mind started to go there, but it did, andContinue reading “Waiting For An Answer”
Overwhelmed with stress, I was set free by just one empathetic glance from a friend. It was one of those days. Chaos was on the rise. It wasn’t just my small world – it was all around me. With only a quick moment to spare I walked past my co-worker friend in the middle ofContinue reading “Set Free By A Glance”
As I write this, I am alone. I have been alone for a good while. I wake up alone, eat alone and spend my evenings alone. Not to say I don’t make small chat with neighbours and have meaningful conversations with my co-workers…but I am currently without the company of a companion. I still textContinue reading “You’re Not Alone”
From time to time I reassess my life’s purpose. I feel that I’ve gained some life experience – at least enough to have an idea of what’s most important in life. My life’s purpose has changed from the need to figure out my vocation (my 9-5) to a method/means in how I live myContinue reading “Brighter and More Beautiful”