"You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it." -Ram Dass
How are you? Have you been berating yourself for not writing the next great American novel, creating that business out of thin air, or not FINALLY having abs that rivaled those of a Marvel superhero? There's so much talk around taking advantage of the time we have now to be extremely creative, productive and trilingual. There's also a major feeling of grief happing in our world. You don't have to guess why. When we feel grief, creation isn't our top priority. Balance is. And balance is tricky to find on shaky ground.
We're in completely unprecedented times, there's no playbook on how to feel or react. We're all doing the best we can to feel safe in our bodies and homes. Be kind to yourself. Feel all the feelings. Listen to yourself and your needs. What will help you most in this moment? (That answer is different for everyone.)
Please remember that one person's coping mechanism is another person's hell. Having more connection is needed for some and having more time to be with yourself is needed for others. This need can change multiple times a day and that's okay, too. Go inward, go outward, just don't go to the grocery store. In case you needed the reminders: doing the "best" you can is fluid, feelings are temporary, hiding under blankets is allowed (and encouraged) in adulthood, self-care looks different for everyone, and I love you.
If you need any support or to talk, I'm here. If you're sick of getting dolled up for virtual talks and don't want to talk and are seriously considering my hiding under blankets idea...I'm still here.
meet the author: Kara Laudenslager
Hello, I'm Kara! I'm an Energy Healing Practitioner, Transformational Coach and unapologetic tree hugger. I believe that getting to know ourselves is our greatest gift and responsibility in this life. Create the life you want by first knowing who is doing the creating.