Creating Healthy Habits
I had a migraine over the weekend. Obviously, I wanted the migraine to be over before it started. But I also didn’t get heavily sucked into my shadow, as has been known to happen in the past.
I recognised this migraine as my body telling me I needed to stop.
Stopping for just a moment was honestly the perfect opportunity to reflect on the habits that make me feel happy, healthy, whole and at peace.
And on the flipside, to observe the habits that are detrimental to my health.
I’m not built the same way as every other earthling. Honestly, none of us are. Yet, I used to compare myself to others; and become highly judgement of who I am as a person.
I am not built to go, go, go. Yet, I would look to others who would make ‘working harder’ in the matrix look oh so easy.
Migraines. Historically the main trigger for migraines has been emotional stress – for me at least. But I have noticed that my sensitivity to other things often tips me over the edge. This includes certain foods, drinks and even the products that I use on my skin.
What I have learned over time is that I am best to lean into what feels right and good for me personally. I have learned to quite simply go with the flow of who I am.
For anybody who knows me well enough...
When I am passionate about something my energy levels are off the chart. This is the Aries in me.
But there’s duality in this.
As I mentioned earlier, I’m not built to go, go, go.
We compare ourselves to others within the world. Through this comparison, we try to live up to what we feel are the expectations of the world.
When I find myself on an energetic high, I seem to want to make the most of it.
When I am ‘in the zone’ I don’t always think to lean into self-care. I guess I am little scared that I might miss out on the energy that is flowing so perfectly within that moment.
The problem is that if we fail to take time out for ourselves, we will eventually burn out.
I would so love for my body to simply work as I think it should, but my body also teaches me what is healthy for me personally. But am I listening?
My goal has now become to create healthy habits that work well for me. And to shift this mindset that I must work stupidly hard and burn myself out; in order to get where I want to be.
To feel happy, healthy, whole and at peace is where true abundance personally lies for me.
We are all different. As such, true abundance will speak to you in a different way than it does to me.
But if we, as individuals, choose not to set some time aside here and there to envision what true abundance might look like for us, then how in the world can we expect to create the life of our dreams?
The question therefore becomes, what does true abundance look like for you? I would encourage you to set some time aside in your day if you haven't yet managed to figure this out.
I’m sure you would agree that creating healthy habits has the potential to catapult us forwards in a very big way. If we do it right, it can help us to reach for true abundance. For me personally, self-care is very much tied up in creating and maintaining healthy habits that work for me.
If that means carving out a bit of time from my day to rock to my favourite tunes, I will do just that. If it means avoiding products that make me sick, then I will avoid them. If it means taking some time out of my day to meditate or exercise, then that’s what I choose to do. My health is important to me.
We can consciously choose to create a safe space for our body, mind and soul. We can choose to nurture more balance within our being.
As I see it, if I become the true embodiment of calm and ease, then it becomes much more difficult for me to fall off my perch if and when the shizzle does in fact hit the fan. And if I do fall off my perch, I will no doubt scrape myself up off the floor and take the lessons from that experience.
As such, today I hold space for myself to simply be.
What works well for you? What feels right and good? What doesn’t?
Lean into the beauty that is presented to you.
And if you do in fact seek to figure out the self-love thing, then self-care is an extremely good place to start. Why? Because self-care offers tangible proof that you are most definitely worth it; because you are quite literally showing up for yourself.
Sending you the blessings of self-love, self-care and true abundance. May you experience all this and so much more this lifetime
~ Rachel Reeves
This content is created by Rachel Reeves, who has always been a deep thinker. She previously played the supporting role in the lives of those around her, and very much held back on sharing this gift fully with other's. This is Rachel stepping very much out of her comfort zone, into what she now knows to be her inner calling, and sharing her thoughts with the world.
This video and/or article is intended to support self-growth, but the information provided is to be taken as personal opinion only. Feel free to take what resonates, but use your own inner-wisdom and guidance when doing so -- you know yourself much better than anybody else ever will. The information provided is to be in no way regarded as Medical, Legal, or Financial Advice. Please seek professional advice where needed. Thank you.
Self-care is not selfish.
We have the ability to offer the world energy that is much more beautiful, healing, pure and powerful when we choose to first show up for ourselves.
Create healthy habits that work for YOU.