Take a break. Take care of yourself.

September 26, 2009

No matter where you are, no matter what you are going through-take care of yourself.  Struggling with and/or healing from something can be really hard, trying and exhausting.

Take care of yourself through the tough and difficult stuff.

This can be hard for some, if you’re not use to doing it and if you think you aren’t worth it.

But as I already mentioned here, you are worth it.

If you’re going through something that seems almost impossible to work through.

Take a break.

Take a break and do something for you.

Take your mind off what you’re enduring and do something else.

I’m not suggesting that you go on a drug /drinking binge or any other binge that would just leave you feeling empty and sometimes worse when you’re done with it. I’m not talking about burying yourself in to your work or chores around the house, I’m not talking about sleeping all day and I’m not talking about doing anything that may be considered violent to some extent. I’m talking about something that is better for you.

Something good. Something positive.

Something relaxing. Something healthy.

There are so many different things you can do.

Pick one. Pick two.

Go to dinner with some friends or some other loved one, go see a movie (something uplifting), pray, meditate, go to a retreat center for a weekend,  plan a get away to somewhere you haven’t been, get together with some folks and play board games, get a pedicure, manicure (yes, men too), get a massage, go to an amusement park for the day, go roller skating, scrap book, create a collage picture, make or build something, read a really good book (perhaps something not too intense, the point is to relax and get your mind off you what you’re going through), volunteer your time to something with a good cause (homeless shelter, food pantry, animal rescue, etc.), go to the library, trade your movies and/or books in and get new ones, learn how to knit.

There are a lot of things you can do that don’t cost much, if anything. Find something, a variety of things, that is going to get your mind off of what you are going through for a day or two.

Take a break.

Take care of yourself.

You’re worth it.

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