After going through a decluttering session, you are likely to feel clearer and more energetic. This is a process that not only improves our physical space but also our headspace. We have more space both physically and mentally, which in turn gives us a certain sense of freedom and clarity. Such experience eventually overflows to other areas of our life.
Life is about finding the right balance. That’s why a relationship can and should be a spiritual practice. If you don’t look after yourself, you can’t enjoy harmonious relationships with others. If you keep other people’s needs at bay, you can’t expect harmonious relationships with others either. In sum, we can’t run away from nature’s universal law of compensation: you get what you give. If you put others first and often disregard your own needs, others will mimic that. If you more often than not disregard other people’s needs, others will reflect that too. You need to find the right balance.
You work in mysterious ways but I like the mystery. That’s where I find beauty in life. Although I may not see clearly where I’m going, I know your will. I know there’s a time for everything and that there is little to no reward for stubbornness. I also know you take care of every move and step. When a door closes, you are only training us to see beyond the obvious.
I did enjoy Stephanie’s book a lot and I strongly recommend you to peek on it, if you are into journaling and writing as a method of self-expression and personal transformation. You will find many interesting prompts across the entire book so that you can work your writing flow and perhaps discover more about yourself within specific topics to which you never really paid much attention to.
Doing this exercise helps us reflect upon life and generate solutions to improve the areas in which we are not doing so well and may not even be aware. Our well-being is a function of the balance we create between different aspects of our life. If you score high in one area but much lower in a couple few others, your overall sense of well-being will be a reflection of that imbalance. That’s why the Wheel of Life is one of my favorite exercises and my number one hack whenever I feel stuck or blocked in life.
My routines changed completely and I have faced situations that otherwise I wouldn’t and for which I’m grateful. I have dived deep into a reality that has shown me what it feels like to share your life with someone remarkably special. At the same time, it’s like I haven’t lived my own life but rather played a support role in a stranger-than-fiction movie. I miss what made me me. I miss my routines and personal space. I miss what’s familiar to me and the sense of community I had through blogging.
Empathetic skills come more naturally to some people than to others. However, experts believe empathy can be taught. There are empathetic skills which are teachable.
Rediscovering yourself after motherhood takes time, and becoming your true authentic self can take a lifetime. But recognising that means you are halfway there! Just remember, everyone’s journey is different. What I may need may not be what another mother needs. What we can allow time for us to be women with dreams, ideas and talent to give alongside our very important roles as mothers.
Today, women can find many alternatives to deal with and manage their periods. We can’t forget that this is not a shared reality by every girl and woman on the planet, but we are beginning to be more conscious of concepts such as period poverty and taking action to increase access to menstrual hygiene products and education.