I lied and said I was busy. I was busy but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay.

Sometimes this is my busy and I will not apologise for it. ~ B OAKMAN

This weekend was so so intense. I’m pretty much introverted and very sensitive too, so I tend to find busy environments like shopping malls rather overstimulating – so many people, so many noises, so much happening all at the same time (anyone else ever feel like that?!?πŸ™‰) While it may be interesting and exciting, by the end of the day I feel absolutely depleted (hence the beach was much needed!) That said I feel fortunate to be able to take a little holiday hiatus.➑1 week of filling my soul with love, laughter, good food, beach and sun.(and I couldn’t be more thrilled!)πŸ˜‰

Self-care is sometimes the last thing we think about when we’re busy and have a lot on the go. The truth is anyone and everyone should set aside time for themselves. One of the best ways to energise ourselves is to take a break from it all, to regroup and get our minds right. You have to find what works for you.

The hardest part of taking a break for me, was admitting I *need* to take a break and I *deserve* to take a break. It’s a tale as old as time…..a classic. “I’m stressed because I study, and I study because I’m stressed” predictament. Whether it’s going for a walk, disconnecting from all media, sitting in silence in nature and letting yourself completely relax. Encourage yourself, support yourself and celebrate every little things about yourself.

The art of being an introvert has yet to be mastered in my world – but I strive to keep that perfect level of quiet, solo contentment on a day to day basis. Life, in all its uncertainty is wonderful. There is nothing lacklustre about it. Strive to be the person your future self will thank you for being. ‘You were given this life because you’re strong enough to live it.’ – unknown. Sometimes you have to remind yourself of the enormous capability you have to live, to thrive, to survive in this moment and the next. You were given this life. Own. Your. Life.

You are setting yourself up for your tomorrows today and if you think about it, you are living your life today that you have set up, all of your yesterday’s. Does that make sense. I hope it does!πŸ˜‰

Now go on and LOVE yourself. God bless!

Blessings and love❀😊


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