We all have different ways of taking care of ourselves, especially when we feel angry, sad or vulnerable. Most of the time, what we do are activities that try to numb the anger, the sadness, the vulnerability. In my case, these usually include binge eating, mindless shopping, neverending games, withdrawal and silence.
In numbing our negative feelings, we also numb our ability to feel joy, gratitude and hope.
What do we do that truly brings us comfort, lifts our spirit and brings us to a place of joy? I share with you a page from my art journal, my Comfort Wisdom list, of what I do, what I need to do to truly take care of myself.
What is in your Comfort Wisdom list?
My Comfort Wisdom list is just one of my gifts to myself from joining Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection e-course (http://www.oprah.com/own-brene-brown-course/lifeclass-presents-brene-brown-online-course.html). I’ll be sharing some other pages from my art journal from the e-course in future posts.