Deepening your relationship with yourself is simple… all that is needed is to spend time each day observing how you and your body are feeling taking note of this. This doesn’t have to be written down in a journal (although it could be if you feel this is supportive) but just something you register and are aware of.
You will see that over time you can begin to detect the feelings or moods, or physical symptoms that are repeated and associate them with what is happening in your life.
Have you been super busy or distracted not allowing space in your day, week or month to just be?
Have you put others before yourself? Have you neglected yourself including neglecting what you feel and what is needed to truly support you?
Have you stopped expressing something you felt?
Have you been a little rough with your body?
Have you been critical of yourself and others?
Observing yourself allows you to develop a greater awareness of what impacts your body and your well-being.
- How do you feel?
- What are your moods?
- What’s going on in your body?
Over time, your awareness of yourself and your body will increase, and you will notice how your moods or symptoms will repeat themselves according to the choices you make in your life.
This self-awareness strengthens you and empowers you to build a deeper and more loving relationship with yourself.
If you want to work on a particular topic for example, self-worth or being able to say no, taking notes of your observations helps as it makes it easier to remember how you felt. In doing this you are able to clearly see and look back at the last day, week or month being aware of any triggers and how you reacted or responded and why. This will not only help in increasing your awareness and knowledge on that topic you will also have a record of yourself and how you are evolving. The notes you take can also be supportive if you feel further professional help is needed and something you can share with them.
Becoming aware of what affects you and your body gives you the opportunity to choose differently and make choices that support you to move forward in a different way to that before.
Who are you trying to be?
Just be yourself.
Don’t try to be like everyone else.
If you are not you, you are not the only one missing out on feeling how amazing you are. We all miss it; the whole world misses your expression, because it is unique. Only you can express yourself as you.
Your body is not your enemy!
Your body constantly reminds you that you are wonderful and to treat it wonderfully and if it causes any discomfort can be a discarding of what has been accumulated during the time which you have forgotten to take care of it. As part of caring for you it’s also really important to go to a GP or Doctor if you are worried or have any concerns with your health so you can get the proper medical support.
Our body is super intelligent and, if we listen to it, it always in our favor helping us to make decisions that lead us to a greater well-being.
Take the time to be with yourself!
That's super important!
There can be many moments when we get lost in all that we have to ‘do’ which can take us out and away from ourselves and who we truly are.
Giving ourselves time and space can help us come back to ourselves. This space can be used to connect with your body and what you feel and can be for example .. when you are getting ready in the morning to leave for school by taking time to get ready, when you are getting dressed, making breakfast and giving yourself space to sit down for it, taking a walk, taking a long bath, resting, tidying your room or your bag ….. it’s about finding things that work to help you re-connect with yourself.
Also find someone you can talk to about how you are feeling.
If not your parents, perhaps someone else in your family, friends, a teacher. Find someone you feel you can trust and feel comfortable talking to.
You can't go wrong!
Everything you express comes from you and your expression is unique, irreplaceable and, therefore, very necessary. Mistakes are VERY important. Without them, we cannot learn and grow and discover more and more who we really are.