The past few months have been a bit of an adjustment for me, and I’m sure it has been the same for many of you too. We have all entered into a life that is so different than how it was before, being forced to cancel our plans, and trying our best to be productive as we work from home. But we’re adapting and surviving.
Some of us are living a new kind of daily grief, uncertainties, new challenges, and being suddenly surrounded by so many rules and regulations enforced by the government to keep us safe. But how do we keep living our core values and continue doing things that bring us the utmost fulfilment?
This is where you have to keep showing up for yourself. In light of the current situation, the very first thing you’ll need to do is to be honest with yourself and how you really feel. Ask yourself, how are you really doing?
Showing up for yourself means loving yourself, listening to your heart, and honour your wants and needs above everything else. The way I see it, the process is in the journey and not the destination. It is a choice that you will need to keep making for yourself every day and decide how you want to live your life. Sometimes the choices that you'll have to make might be a difficult one, but it might be a choice that is consistent with your core values. Only you will know exactly what you need and when you need it.
But in order to start showing up for yourself, you will need to be clear of who you are, and what you truly want in life. This will contribute to the choices that you make and will help lead you there. It’s not about forcing yourself to do something you don’t want to do, but rather, doing things that could bring you relief, satisfaction and fulfilment.
Not too long ago, I began an inventory of what showing up for myself would look like. I thought about where I want to be in life, the kind of person I want to be for myself and my family, and the values that I would like to uphold. Here are some ways I show up for myself,
1. Getting in touch with my intuition and spirit.
2. Forgiving myself and my past so I can move forward.
3. Speaking kindly to myself and not be too hard on myself.
4. Giving myself another chance, as many times as I need.
5. Acknowledging my flaws and trying to be better every day.
6. Celebrating myself, and my small achievements.
7. Giving myself space to make mistakes and grow each day.
8. Repeating affirmations every day to keep myself positive.
Take care of yourself, show up for yourself, because there is no one else in this world that can do that for you but you.
How do you show up for yourself?