Hey and welcome back to takemetotheheights.com!!!!
Feels incredibly amazing to be back to give you another blog post. Coming into the last week of July, (let’s keep in mind that we’ve also entered the MIDDLE OF 2020, activate Mr. Krabs Meme)
It’s been quite the whirlwind, to say the least. Despite all that has occurred and keeps surprising us, I humbly believe in the power behind what this particular year has meant. For me, it FINALLY meant (the struggle has been real for your girl at times) to not only honor the space I’m in but heavily step into all that I am and all that I will be.
I remember in the past where I used to yearn for time to be able to truly tap into all that I enjoy doing. Although we can do without the current circumstances of COVID-19, (please continue to practice social distancing and wear your mask.) I honestly have a deeper appreciation for the things I once took for granted.
I can recall back to last year in the moments where I felt extremely tired from my day-to-day; not having the desire to do much of anything but just sleep after commuting home from work.
Now, the time spent in basking in my relaxation, my personal journey (I’ll eventually get to that) really honing in the time in talking to my loved ones has taught me a valuable lesson throughout all of this: “no matter what may be going on, continue to honor yourself in all of your glory and pour into yourself in all that you are and all that you are striving to become.”
Aside from that, (and this sizzling summer we’ve been experiencing -____-) I wanted to also check-in and see how you’ve been doing. Yes, you reading this blog post. I truly meant what I said in my last post where I hope we’ve all been taking the necessary energy (heavy on the ENERGY) to pour into our own cups and take care of our well- being. I won’t lie and say I didn’t succumb to the woes of being glued to my phone (more now than ever, Instagram and Facebook on heavy rotation) and not taking the necessary space to UNPLUG and unwind.
I unplugged for a bit coming into that last Sunday of July and I am eternally grateful that I was able to do so. My unplugging this time around involved me heading to the park submerging myself into nature’s splendor. The moment my feet touched the grass and felt that cool sensation, I literally felt like I was in heaven.
Coming into that last Sunday, I vowed to continue to not only pouring into myself (glass is ALWAYS full!) but striving to make it a conscientious habit of mine moving forward. Sundays reminder to myself into placing a deeper and richer priority to my well-being is my way of letting you know to continue to do the same for yourselves no matter what the circumstances.
As we course towards the end of the month, let’s be more congnizant of how we are practing self-care and what that ideally looks like for us. Is it beneficial to your well-being? Does it bring you joy? What other feelings come up as you tap deeply into your self-care practices?
Above all else, let’s allow July to bring us more joy as we prepare for August. Let me know in the reply section what your self-care practices look like and what you’re looking forward to in August.
Until next blog post,