Put yourself first.
I haven’t abided by these words for a long time.
But for the past few weeks I’ve experienced an inner ear issue that completely destroyed my balance and just to make things a bit more miserable. The dizziness and white out spells come with a horrible rolling nausea and trippy vision every time I move my head too quickly.
Absolutely no fun I can tell you!
But, it’s inspired a search for every anti nausea remedy to be found and I can especially empathise with first-trimester motherminds everywhere. In fact, my tribe is anyone seeking greater balance in their lives!
Necessity, the Mother of Invention
I’ve even created my own anti-sickness bracelet made from moonstones and amethyst after discovering acupressure really does help.
The doctors tell me it’s likely to be a condition called Labyrinthitis, a disruption of the crystals inside my inner ear. Who knew we have crystals in a labyrinth inside our heads – not me!
While more spiritual friends tell me I’ve experienced a Universal intervention – to get me to pay attention to the balance in my life, this along with the gift of vibrational ascension — which on the whole, sounds much nicer than the rest of my symptoms!
Maybe they are both right.
Because, it’s a well know fact that your thoughts, worries and even concerns for others can manifest into physical symptoms. For instance, from a temporary quickening of pulse and flighty jitters; to maybe a stressed and weakened immune system, internal inflammation and even long term disease.
Good news is.
The reverse is also true and by practicing a positive mindset, calming thoughts and enriching affirmations. We can find greater health and sense of wellbeing.
2020 is shocking on every level, an absolute bastard of a year.
The constant mental stress people have to deal with is mind blowing and it’s more important than ever, to take time and put yourself first.
Because, knowing how to cope with unexpected stress can easily be the difference between living a good life and living a sick one. If we choose unhealthy coping mechanisms like avoidance or denial, for example. Difficult situations can quickly become overwhelming ones.
Sadly, these are common choices many people make through not wanting to be selfish.
This is because people, in the majority, are good and kind.
Put Yourself First
But selfish is exactly what the world needs you to be and making personal self-care an absolute priority.
It’s a ‘put your oxygen mask on first’ scenario because if you are not happy and healthy how can you show up for the people in your life who need you?
Take more time to find activities that lower your stress.
Eat nutritious home cooked fresh food, drink more water, invest in quality sleep, turn off the news, learn more, laugh more. Turn off mainstream media, meditate and socialise with family and friends who uplift you.
Learn the serenity prayer:
I’ve had to reconcile guilt for not physically being able to give as much to others as I would like; alongside feelings of helplessness that I can’t currently do even basic things I expect of myself.
Even though it’s a normal internal conflict. I’m challenged to overcome and put myself first. But I know, if I don’t give myself time to get well. I won’t be able to show up 100% for anyone else.
Especially the people that need me most.
So for those going through their own trials and challenges (guessing that’ll be everyone). Your take away for today.
Just do it.
Everyone is counting on you.