Selfish? Not at all. A big part of my healing journey has been learning how to take responsibility for my own happiness and wellbeing. Making healthy choices for my body, mind, and spirit is my job. No one else’s.
That means I’m no longer waiting for someone to come along and rescue me, make me happy, or make my life better. I know the truth. I know no one is coming, because I’m the only one who can rescue me. I’m the ‘rescuer” I’ve been waiting for all my life.
How cool is that?!
My daily self-care regime is a gift I give to myself. It’s one of the many ways in which I honor my authentic self. A good self-care regime nurtures your mind, body, and spirit. When I make daily self-care a top priority, I’m putting myself at the top of my To-Do List.
One of my favorite forms of self-care is the practice of recalling happy memories to tap into their incredible healing power. Dwelling on happy memories releases chemicals and hormones that create new pathways in the brain for healing.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Recalling happy memories is easier said than done for child abuse survivors like us, right? Exactly! The first time I tried to do this I wasn’t in a very good place in my life, so I drew a total blank. I couldn’t think of a single happy memory. Yikes!
You may be having that problem now, too. Don’t worry. Here’s a trick to stimulate your memory. Just answer these questions:
- What are a few good times you’ve had with your pet?
- What are you grateful for? Each of these things will trigger a happy memory.
- What is your favorite “happy” song? Why does it always make you happy?
The answer to these questions will give you a good start on a list of happy memories. Keep this list handy on your phone or someplace where you’ll see it every day. That way you can tap into the healing power of this list at any time.
Enjoy your happy memories, my friends. Choose the good ones and let the others go!
Does your mind draw a blank every time you try to create a list of happy memories? If so, I can help! Just follow (this link) or call 619-889-6366 to reserve a one-hour coaching session with me ($100 per hour). Let me help you heal your life. Reserve your spot TODAY!
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