I was listening to a very interesting, informative interview on the topic of Wellness. It may have been how the information was presented or possibly when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. It was an aha moment for me. I became aware that I needed to rethink how I approach self care. I have been going about it all wrong.
I often focus on what I need to remove from my life. I try to eliminate unhealthy food, toxic environments and clickbait news and entertainment sites.
I learned there is a better approach to self care…………the concept of “adding in”.
When I add in motivating and empowering media sites, plenty of nourishing food, and soul enhancing, good people in my life, I do not leave any room for the unhealthy, negative sources. I would rather live life from a place of abundance versus elimination and deprivation.
I may not have been going about it entirely wrong, although I am willing to learn new ways to make it right. The bottom line: adding in the Good doesn’t leave any room for the Bad. A simplistic phrase for an in-depth topic, although, it works for me. I like and need reminders.
I make and review my lists first thing in the morning. The top part of my page always contains a thought, a conscious awareness on “how” I want to live my day.
Lately, my headings have contained the words “Soul food….Good food…..Brain food”. This is a reminder of how I want to nourish myself, what I would like to add into my day and ultimately bring into my life.