Helloo out there. I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve blogged. But life has been a bit hectic. I’m in my second last semester of nursing, and between class and placements, things have been a little tough.
I still love nursing and am so passionate, but it’s so time consuming and takes a lot of brain power and physical exertion. My classes are challenging but I feel like I’m genuinely learning so much.
I’ve also lost 5 pounds! I joined weight watchers a couple of weeks ago and have increased my daily activity. I even feel better. I’ve also been mediating again and occasionally even through in a bit of yoga. It’s quite nice and I’m working on balance of self care, career, and living.
My moods have been up and down and sideways. But it’s balancing out again. A couple weeks back I had a major up swing and felt on top of the world. And then of course following I had a major fall, and dealt with my depression side. However I made it out and am feeling a lot better.
Life gives us so many obstacles to overcome even when following our chosen path. And I guess that’s half the experience, seeing your true strength.
I am currently sipping a brewed Keurig coffee with a little bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It’s a little strong but just what I need.
Today marks the day I start a self-love journey. I am so tired of comparing myself to others and just not feeling healthy in general – so it’s time to make a change – and I’m excited. I’m working with a wellness coach and today we met for the first time and she is lovely. You know when you just get a good vibe? Yup I am feeling hopeful.
Sure I’d love to lose weight (that medication often makes hard to lose) – but she said something that made me think a lot and come to the conclusion; that why do we as a society focus on weight loss and not overall health and happiness?
I am always looking for the next goal, “ok once I do this I’ll feel good”. But why not make lifestyle changes and plan for longer term happiness and work on myself from within?
How do you define success? Is it losing 10 pounds or is it being comfortable in your body?
Ideally we think ok set this goal and than I will be.. happy, confident, satisfied, etc.
But it’s the “than I’ll be..” that gets us tied up in a pattern of frustration. Why don’t we set ourselves up for success? Let’s make goals based off how we want to feel and see our life and not by how we are going to get there. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to lose weight but ultimately I want to feel confident and love my body.
What does this even mean? A lot of people now a days say you need to “do you”. So how do we do that?
Self care I believe is a huge epidemic. With that we are lacking in putting ourselves first. Jobs, school, family, friends, life happens and we tend to fall behind.
So here is your reminder to – do you.
Yes spend that $10 on a new mascara if it’s going to make you smile, or buy a pizza and eat most of it (or all, who cares?). Make yourself a good healthy breakfast, with your favourite yogurt and berries. Or the best yet, a huge cup of coffee.
Take care of your needs and yourself, even if you feel devoted to help others because if you can’t take care of you than you can’t take care of others.