Hello, out there all you lovely people. How are you today? I hope life is treating you well and if not, feel the love coming your way. I send it to you!!!!
If we were having our favourite hot beverage together, I would look at you and roll my eyes. No, not at you, of course, but at my scattered brain. Apparently, I wrote this post last year in August:
"Is it just or is anyone else out there trying to do a ton of stuff and can't get anywhere?
Well, I am sure I do get somewhere, but my scattered mind never seems to see the results just what I haven't managed to do. So today I am going to concentrate on what I have achieved, and not what I still need to do.
What about you? Do you only seem to see your to-do-list and not what's already ticket off? And does it bother you?"
This video might not fully fit my question but it's really entertaining.
And for the record the video credit is:
TEDx Talks via YouTube
I quite like the post and the video, however, never posted it. I just forgot everything about it. When I came back today to do some of my blogging here, I found it and just shook my head.
If we were having our favourite hot beverage together, I would make sure you have a fill-up and sit comfortably. Then I would tell you that I would like to use this space for some diary-style posts but am worried I am not keeping them up.
Over the last decade, I have started and stopped several blogs, and I feel like I am not capable of keeping things going. But then I would remember that I am determined to change my story. I am not quite sure where I got that idea from. Maybe from one of those motivational TED talks.
The thing is whenever I start worrying about anything, I am not able to do, I think to myself: That's my past story. I am now changing it and start something new. Yes, you are right, it doesn't always make the worry go away, but mostly it makes me concentrate on what I want to do not what I don't want to do.
If we were having our favourite hot beverage together, I would hope you told me: You can do it! And if you would, I would smile. Then I would ask if there is anything you struggle with. Maybe you would tell me, and I would listen. I'd offer you a brownie or cookie and ask some questions, so I really understand what your problem is. And when you would finish, I would lean back in my seat and let you know that I believe in you. We can do it!!!!
If we were having our favourite hot beverage together, we would sit in silence for a while and watch the sky through the front room window. Maybe you'd ask what else I want to write about. I'd let you know that my family and I try to become more climate-friendly and have changed a lot of our habits over the last couple of years. I would let you know that self-care is still a big topic for me. You might remember that I started this blog with self-care ideas two years ago.
I also pondered to put my book reviews on here as The Bee Writes on Wordpress is more for music and climate topics in general. There is also Bee Wordless on Blogger, which is for photography and Bee Poetic & Writing on Tumblr is for poetry. I would ask you what you think of having this network of blogs over several blogging platforms. Do you think that's a good idea?
"It's getting late" you'd say and get up, "I think about it and tell you next time". "OK!" I'd answer and give you a hug before you'd get out of the door. "Take care" I'd call after you, and you'd turn and would give a wave. Smiling I'd close the door and would be looking forward to having our favourite hot beverage together next time.
Hello, nice to meet you. Please sit down, grab yourself a cup of your favourite beverage and a cookie or two.
My name is Bee, and after many years of struggling with my mental health, I left my job in March 2018. While finding a new destination for my life, self-care became more and more important to me. I realised that I am not alone in my quest to better wellbeing. So I developed a blog event on my other blog “The Bee Writes…” called “Music Monday Care & Love” where we explore different ways of self-care and self-love.
We live in extraordinary times. The world is changing rapidly not only politically but also environmentally. Our work lives get more stressful by the day, and the people around us seem to suffer more and more from anxiety and other mental health issues. All this has an effect on us. It drains our energy and leaves us exhausted. That is why self-care is more important than ever, and you should become a self-care ninja.
When it comes to self-care many of us think of all-day visits to a spa or expensive shower gels or oils to pamper ourselves. But self-care does not necessarily need to be expensive nor does it only have to address our physical needs. There are little daily habits you can easily incorporate into your life which will improve your wellbeing enormously.
And I am going to share my idea's and experiences here on the "The Bee Creates ~ Self-Care Blog". This is all work in process at the moment. All I can promise you is that you will find easy to do and non-expensive self-care ideas, book reviews and recipes. I aim for a post a week and a newsletter with extras on a non-regular basis. We are bombarded with so much information that I feel for a self-care blog less is more.
So, what do you think? Would you like to come on a self-care journey with me? I'd be delighted to explore with you!
And to get you started I leave you with a video from "How To Adult" on YouTube that gives you some ideas about self-care in general!
I am not a health professional. My posts describe my thoughts, my experiences and my conclusions about life, mental health and self-improvement. My described actions always go alongside therapy and do not substitute professional advice by a health professional be it a doctor, therapist or counsellor.
I invite you to try out self-care tools, however, if any of these make you feel uncomfortable please stop and do not go further ahead. Also, if any of the tools suggested bring up issues that need dealing with do not hesitate to reach out for professional help. To recognise when you need to stop and when to reach out for professional or any other help is one important part to learn when it comes to self-care.
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