Let’s Talk About: Self Care.

Happy Thursday everyone 😊

I’m trying my hardest to be more consistent on here. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve mainly just been reposting my IG (Bookstagram) stuff. Though I enjoy that, it wasn’t supposed to be the main focus on this blog. I guess I’ve been a bit uninspired 🤷🏾‍♀️ so from now on, I’ll still be reposting my books from IG…but I’ll also be posting more personal things on here, every Thursday🤞🏾. This is me trying to hold myself accountable 🗣

Last year I finally made the decision to start therapy. I’ve always wanted to try, but out of habit an excuse would arise on my end. My wonderful therapist and I meet every Wednesday. I’m an open book, so I’m usually super excited to answer any questions about myself someone might have…but I’ve noticed recently I’ve been so anxious about what to talk about, that my excitement becomes “blah” (this is literally the word I’ve been using for everything lately). I think it’s because whereas I’m learning and I am trying to let go of my old thoughts, some of them just resurface. I don’t need to think about what the next topic will be. I just need to say what I’m feeling. After talking it out in therapy, I always feel so much better.

Something else that helps, and I want to do more of: meditation. I’m big on meditating, I’ve been doing it for 7 years now. Wow, I didn’t even realize that. Could you believe after seven years, it’s still hard for me? Some days I can only sit still for five minutes! Other days maybe 10, 20 and so on. My point is, no matter how long you’ve been practicing…it can still be difficult.

Favorite Meditation App 🙂

Why I do it? Because even though it hard sometimes, I always feel better than I did before. Even if it’s a little bit better. It’s worth it to me. My favorite app is “Insight Timer.” I find it provides me with all the things I need. There are so many different practices of meditation on there, it’s truly amazing.

Today’s Mood Before Meditation.

With that being said, I want to share more on my blog about…life. We all are living it, and going through ups and downs…so why not talk about it?

I know not everyone can afford a therapist, and I’m not trying to force one on y’all…but talking about it helps. I still have a lot of things to work on, but for once in my life, I think I’m headed in the right direction 🤗

Today’s Mood After.

My hope today, is that my words reach someone. Even if it’s one person to let them know “YOU. ARE. NOT. ALONE.”

With Love, LOP 🙂

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mindforbooks says:

    Love this, I’m also trying to be more consistent with blogging as well. I’m very up and down with it! 😀 I know for a fact I’d benefit from therapy, I think we, all of us, need it in some way, but it’s also something I’ve been putting off for years. With the advent of online being more and more popular maybe this will be the year. As for meditation? I really try but I’m also up and down with it. I have a Breath practice this evening though as I’m trying to make Thursday meditation day!

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    1. loveonpages says:

      Nice! …and yea, it doesn’t have to be everyday. Take your time, and go at your own pace. I forgot mention how poorly I’ve been doing with my practices lately, but I’m making my way back. Remembering how I makes me feel is all I need. As for therapy, I believe everyone can benefit from it as well. I know there’s a lot of people that still don’t believe in it, but I say try it once. If you don’t like it, at least you tried 🙂

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