If there’s one truth in life (besides death and taxes), it’s that, at some point or another, we all get in a slump. There will be days (or weeks…or months…or seasons…) where you will feel bored, stuck, and just plain unmotivated.
Ironic as it may seem, I find that comfort is one of the biggest reasons we can feel discontented. While a certain level of routine and predictability helps us thrive and retain control, too much routine can leave us bored and uninterested. Things are just too simple and unengaging.
I was struck with a strong surge of emotions when I entered my private spa room. Love and of acceptance hit me like a wave when I stepped inside. You see, to be honest, I struggle with self care. I put others first before me every time. And while that is not a bad thing at times, when it's done day-in and day-out it can become relentless and difficult.
Sometimes we feel alone while trying to troubleshoot our health. For those of us with chronic disease, its hard for those around us to really understand. We don't have a cast on an arm, stitches on a hand, or spend time in a hospital (most times). So without the discrete visual signs that are so outward to others, its hard for them to understand why we claim we are sick. In addition to not having a lot of people around us who can relate, often times even our practitioners miss key clues as to how we are feeling.