Self Care Sunday: Getting back to yourself
Woohoo! Alright, I skipped this series over Thanksgiving because I was driving back and exhausted after the busy holiday. It was great to see family and friends but man, this introvert needed some time to rest afterwards.
This Self Care Sunday I want to have a little life chat with you. So lately, I haven’t been myself. Well, I’ve been changing. Let me explain: I was never a big party girl. I went out maybe a handful of times in college and didn’t drink and I spent most weekends on the couch. At least, that’s how I used to be. But I always wanted to experience the party life. I was always jealous of the girls who got dressed up, went out and ended the night with a crazy funny story.
The past few weeks, I finally got to experience that lifestyle. I’ve been going out more, drinking more, and seeing what it’s like to be a party girl. It’s been fun. I’ve made new friends, I’ve made funny memories, but I’ve also learned a lot.
I learned that this is not who I want to be at the end of the day. Sure, going out is fun and I’ll probably do it again, but waking up afterwards is not fun and trying to piece together the night before is even less fun. I’ve been neglecting other activities, I’ve been wayyyy less healthy than normal and that coupled with other aspects of life has resulted in me feeling really off.
I thought I was changing, but I realized the change wasn’t what I needed. Outside of going out more, I’ve been more stressed out in life than ever and a lot less naturally happy than I’ve been in years. I’m going through a little funk and I think that’s part of why I embraced this party girl lifestyle as of late.
After lots of reflection, I’ve decided that I want to go back to my old ways. That doesn’t mean I’ll never go out, but it will be a once-in-a-while occasion, rather than an every week situation. Now, I’m refocusing on who I want to be. When thinking about who I want to be I tend to go back to wanting to be an early riser, who does yoga and lifts weights, runs for fun, drinks green juice, loves veggies and is dedicated to Jesus. The girl in my head is happy, excited and loves life even when it’s raining. That’s the girl I used to be.
Getting back to myself requires some time and focus. Maybe you can relate to what I’m going through and if so, here’s what helps me get back to myself:
Yoga + meditation
This is one of the most important things for me. It’s relieves stress, reconnects myself to my mind and body, and gives me a grateful heart.
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Exercise (for fun)
I’ve been rebuilding this into my workout routine and it has been game changing. Allowing myself to create a workout as I go, have fun with it and do what feels best for my body in the moment has been liberating and reminded me of why I love fitness.
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As much fun as eating junk food is, my stomach does not appreciate it. Trying to get back to fruits + veggies, lean protein and minimal dairy and sugar really helps me. I’m just going to add water into this section. I have barely had any water of the past few weeks and it’s changed my skin and my mood.
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Trying to keep my life together and on track really helps me realize areas I need to improve.
(P.S. Here’s a blog post I did on this topic: https://camilikeatanktop.com/home/2018/10/28/self-care-sunday-bullet-journal)
This is another big thing for me. Reconnecting with God and Jesus is fundamental to remembering who I am.
Those are some of the big things for me. Like I said, I’m changing, I’m growing, I’m learning, I’m making mistakes, I’m picking myself back up and I’m molding myself into who I want to be. I’m a 22 year girl who is figuring life out. What about you? Who are you and who do you want to be?
Have a healthy + happy week!
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