2019 was a particularly difficult one with my brother Sam’s passing at 29 years old. Even on good days, not a moment goes by that I do not wish he were still here. Maybe you have lost a loved one, a friend, or a pet and you can relate. I fell into a really low point after his death, so I drove myself forward through work. It was easier to distract myself with travel and busyness than to deal with the heartache. That could come later I thought. As I hadn’t healed enough to move on I began to emit behavior of pain, felt really unhappy, and depressed. These feelings were so overwhelming at times that I looked into counseling and began researching self-healing modalities. These actions in 5 specific areas of health helped me focus on putting one foot in front of the other and started me along my journey to healing.
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Some of my faves right now are:
An educational documentary on this topic to watch is “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix.
These are just some of the ways I have been putting myself first lately and have felt massively better and boosted as a result. Death has brought me closer to love, and my family, and made me focus on what is important. Healing from loss, a broken heart, and a mental wound takes time. If I neglected to heal myself I knew I would fall to chronic stress or physical pain in areas of the body, deterioration, and relapse in illness.
I have found that everything and everyone benefits from taking care of myself and focusing on my well-being. These tips are good to practice at any time of the year especially if you find yourself neglecting one aspect of your health. When you find yourself slipping try to come back to the 5 aspects of personal health and ask yourself “How are you”? Really listen to your response from your body, mind, and emotional well-being, and do what you need to recalibrate and invest in yourself. I make it a habit to spend at least 10% of my salary on wellness and donate my time to at least 5 environmental projects or causes per year because I consider it as an investment in my personal and earthly well-being. I believe you can do it too because your well-being is important to me!
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