Today, I realized I’m feeling frazzled. Looking back, I realize that I saw this coming. I’ve been working too long and hard without checking in with myself. That’s something I learned during a group therapy session at the YWCA.
For six or eight weeks, we met and discussed stresses that we experienced in our bodies. It wasn’t just a bitch session. We kept going deeper until we found the source. For example, earlier this evening my heart was racing, and my entire body felt tightened like a rubber band stretched to the max. As it turns out, that’s exactly what I did to myself. I’ve been there for everyone else, but I forgot to make time for me.
After you become aware of the stress you’re experiencing and narrow it down to a feeling and reason you’re feeling that way, it’s time to think about an action for you to take to begin healing your body. For me, after I realized I was overextended, I started taking deep breaths. Then, I took my hands and ran them from the tips of my toes to the top of my head with outstretched hands as I literally and figuratively gave myself to God and prayed, “My Lord, and my God, I give you my heart, my mind, my body, and my spirit: all that I am and all that I can be. Take all my fears, anxieties, and the rest of the darkness. Take it all away, so I can be with you. Be one with you, so I can be beautiful me.”