Update, I live in a beautiful town, Boardman, OH. It is a short distance from my parents and my 4 sisters. (I moved away when I was 18 years old, so happy to be near them!)
“I’m ready” to start my newsletter back up. I’ve been writing my newsletter for 3 years now. It’s something I really enjoy doing. I’ve been consistent with my postings…
until this big life change. Why did I stop? I wasn’t ready.
A tool that has worked well for me is…
it’s a no, until I am ready.
This takes many forms. No, I’m not ready to talk about what is happening in my life yet. No, I’m not ready for unsolicited advice. No, I’m not ready to _______ yet. No I’m not ready to cook yet. A lot of no’s.
What this choice does for me (saying no until I’m ready) is that it gives me space. I don’t allow the clutter. The benefit is I can stay calm, hopeful, and focused on the current step I need to take. It gives me space for compassion, kindness, and love to show itself which makes ALL things easier.
When we allow love to shine through, no matter what the situation is. Mine being a breakup, we can see and honor each other. This is living in peace. Yes, even when you are crying and things are hard. Still peace.
It’s good for you to take space for you, honor what you need, and put up boundaries to protect you.
If you aren’t ready, say no. You are the CEO of you. You are the boss of you. Protect yourself by setting boundaries that support your mental physical and spiritual health.