Being a natural empath, these emotions/energies I’m experiencing can actually not even be my own, but someone else’s, or even the collective! Because this year has been hard on all of us, I feel the convergence of everyone’s anxiety, sorrow and grief quite often. This has been quite overwhelming to me! It has required that I sleep more so that I can process these emotions and energies, shown me that I need to take even better care of myself and be more diligent in following my own joyful life blueprint and practice more earnestly what I preach. It has also shown me that these tools I teach are very powerful and effective when used regularly.
So many things happened that I was completely overwhelmed. Like I’d said in conversations last year, “life was hard enough before all this crap started happening.” LOL
But I did very well for a long time. I felt fine and felt normal for the most part. Only as more and more happened and seeing so many still asleep after this long and feeling more suffering of others’ added to my own was overwhelming and at times became unbearable. I had slowly stopped following my own joyful life blueprint. I had stopped doing the things I knew I needed to do to take care of myself and recover from the onslaught of emotions I was constantly experiencing.
My Not So Overwhelming Realization
Last week was simply the culmination of many months of not taking as good a care of myself as I knew I should, and I was crushed by the weight of my overwhelming emotions.
I’ve been reminded that taking good care of yourself and adjusting expectations/perspective is essential to health and to banishing depression in all its forms. The way to do this is simple, though not always easy, anyone can do it. But it needs to be done little by little; step by step. Like baby-stepping through molasses on a cold winter’s night. And I’m slowly re-committing myself to taking better care of myself.
Read my story of how I helped myself out of overwhelm and depression in this article.
Self-care is how you show yourself love
Take good care of yourself, love yourself. Self-care is how you show yourself love. You can’t draw from an empty vessel. You need to replenish yourself for all those who need you. Also how can you love your neighbor as yourself when you don’t love yourself enough? This is the way to a joyful life.
Enjoy your wonderful life!
Cybele CerchioP.S. I’d love to get to know you too! Here’s my story, what’s yours?
The Joyful Life Blueprint