After spring semester ended, I have found myself doing a lot of reevaluating and getting in touch within my inner self. I’m so used to working and going to school non stop and not actually being able to do a lot of self care. I never really took the time to actually do many things for myself because I’m always so busy trying to get my shit all the way together and not realizing I need to actually take care of myself mentally + physically!
A few things I’ve been doing to take care of myself mentally + physically!
1. I’ve been talking to God a lot, reading a lot of different inspirational blogs, watching my favorite YouTube channels and just spending alone time with myself! It’s been working and I’m starting to see a lot of amazing results! Even if it’s only for 15-30 minutes a day, get in touch with yourself! It works, it helps and it’s so worth it for your mental health.
2. This year I have been transitioning and letting go of anything negative that distracts my personal growth! I’m mentally exhausted already and I know for a fact I don’t need anyone around me that drains my spirit! When we want better for ourselves, we do better right? Indeed! I used to feel bad for letting go of people who I deeply cared for, but my mental health is way more important than being around toxic individuals.
Trying to keep myself sane from life chaos:
This year has also been very challenging in a good and bad way, 80% good though! I do have my moments where I have to check myself and pray to God for mental strength because within a blink of an eye I could lose everything I’ve worked so hard for by giving up because I’m not trusting in Gods timing! I know it’s so easy getting caught overlooking your personal growth because you don’t see the results right away, but I know that’s good trying to teach me patience!
For some strange reason, I’ve been experiencing a great amount of gratitude and joy! Not in a bad way, but in a very good way! I’m definitely a work in progress, I mean we all are! Some days are better than most and some days are so bad I don’t even want to imagine what the next day might feel like.
But, God is literally the answer to everything, whenever you feel like everything you’ve been working so hard for is going unnoticed, just pray and trust in God! Regardless of the things I might not understand at this very moment, God is definitely in control of every aspect in my life and sometimes you have to allow him to do what he needs to do in your life without complaining so much!