“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott
So far on the blog over the past few weeks we have discussed the importance of naming the circumstance and naming how you think and feel about the circumstance. Today we will be discussing the importance of naming your self-care language. Feeling squeamish already? Stick with me here.
Step 3: Give yourself a break/have compassion for yourself — be empathic
You must have compassion and empathy for yourself. Allow yourself to feel and think whatever is true for you. This is how you would respond to a friend going through a change or hard thing. You are entitled to feel what you do.
Of course I am stressed and worried about this reorganization. There is so much uncertainty, and I have to do everything differently.
- What would I say to someone else going through this?
- What do I need to take care of myself through this?
Learning what we need to feel better helps us communicate more effectively with ourselves and others. Curious about your self-care language? You can learn more here.