ENOUGH. It is perhaps the biggest thing we can come to terms with when it comes to our individual actions. It’s recognising the ‘too much’ in our lives and letting go of the excess. And I’m not just talking about love.
Recognising that you’ve reached your personal threshold of ‘enough’ is the first step in beginning to be fully present – a clear-minded, worry-free, happy woman. It’s what prepares us for the next time life knocks on the door with a larger than life opportunity.
It’s what makes us love harder, work passionately, make time for breakfast, call our parents, turn off our phones, prioritise, and spend a night at home amidst Christmas lights (and Love Actually, if you’re feeling festive) instead of packing in a schedule that makes bedtime the first time we can actually breathe all day.
For me, ‘enough’ has always meant slowing down, literally and figuratively. For you, enough will be something completely different.
So, take a minute to just be. Recognise that thing that’s taken up so much space in your mental real estate that it’s permanent and actively change that – there is endless potential in every one of us for frequent bliss and uninterrupted happiness. Sometimes, you first just have to learn to say ‘enough’.
Ask yourself this: WHO ARE YOU WITH WHEN YOU FEEL YOUR BEST?
The most precious thing you can protect is your own energy. We often get so caught up in wanting the best for others and trying to make people happy, that we forget that we can’t feed others from an empty bowl. Read that again, please.
The relationships we have with our friends, families, and loved ones are important, don’t get me wrong, but the truth is we cannot give those people the love they deserve if we don’t take care of our own hearts first.
I can promise you that life gets a lot easier when you are your own best friend. So don’t forget about YOU out there, and don’t be too hard on yourself either. There are plenty of others that will do both of these things for you.
Remember, there’s absolutely nothing selfish about self-care. If you don’t take good care of yourself, then you can’t take good care of anyone else. Because we can’t give what we don’t have. Treat yourself right and you’ll be life-giving to others.
It’s never too late to make yourself a daily priority.