The goal of any wellness journey is to get you closely in touch with yourself again. This simple statement can take on many forms, and I love to see each client create unique goals on their quests for healing. Whether for physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual imbalances, there is an impulse to get a clear sense of how to gauge your personal needs. To feel at home in your own skin. To know yourself, inside and out, better than any doctor or friend does. When you feel that you lack strength in one area, you yearn to know which healing tools to reach for.
The best goals are small, attainable. Remember that we are beautifully mortal. The body cannot ever be perfected or cured of aches forever. Instead, we must honor the bodies we have and make them as strong, flexible, and comfortable as they can be. Over time, many of the goals take on the shape of creating a life that can continue to grow and serve you even as circumstances change.
Stress exists. Disruptions arrive. People, places, and things all move and change. Each of us will try and fail and adapt and dream. The big goal is to carry on gracefully, to live fully, without fear. When challenging things come in, we will do our best to see it, feel it, hold it, let it go, heal the damage, and ultimately cure it in a permanent way.
The smallest step in the direction of change is positive. We get stuck in patterns that don’t improve our lives, and then wonder why nothing positive manifests for us. It is frustrating and discouraging to want life to be different than it is, yet not to know how to change it. Wanting things to be different is a wonderful first step, but it’s not enough. Taking steps to change your environment and behavior—that’s what is vitally important to having life shift.
It’s occurred to me, the smallest step towards self care plants a seed of hopes and dreams.