The NEDA Conference was absolutely amazing, wonderful, incredible, the best, and everything that I could have hoped for and more….and it was EXHAUSTING! I was so worn out afterwards both physically and emotionally. I came home and rested for a few days before getting back to my usual schedule, which turned out to be anything but usual and especially busy pretty quickly. I decided it was the perfect time to take a short self-care break and visit family, especially considering it was so close to Thanksgiving (though it had just passed).
For the next several days, I will be in the company of my family, taking extra good self-care and being gentle with myself, relaxing and not doing much, and simply enjoying the moment instead of being so busy both physically and emotionally. I am so fortunate to be able to have this time to be able to do this.
Self-care is so essential to recovery. I have learned it is absolutely necessary for me to sustain my recovery and be able to avoid being too vulnerable to emotional upsets, triggers, etc. I take every opportunity I can to take good self-care of myself because I know that it will not only make me happy but make me stronger.
Do something good for yourself, whatever that is for you. Take a break when you need it. Have a treat, go to the beach, listen to your favorite song, or whatever it is that your heart desires that makes you happy.
Take good self-care! 🙂