Hello wellness friends! I have not forgotten about you.
I hope you are taking good care of yourselves; body, soul, and spirit. We are truine beings who need care in each area to be whole.
One of the areas I have been focused on the past 9 months is the soul. The soul consists of our mind, will, emotions, and heart. If we prosper in our souls, our bodies benefit as well.
The soul and spirit are not the same. The body is the house where the soul and spirit reside.
As a person of faith, there is plenty of time invested in feeding my spirit positive things. The soul benefits from these activities.
The soul has needs. These needs include intimacy (to be known), connection with others, acceptance, affection, love (to be loved), support, encouragement, to process information and feelings, to have fun and recreation, and to have rest-just to name a few.
If you are a giver personality time like me, making sure your needs are met may fall way down on the priority list.
I encourage you to take inventory of what is going on in your life. Have you neglected yourself? Have you invested as much in your soul as your body and spirit? Who in your life is loving you?
I love giving, encouraging, and supporting others. I am internally driven to contribute. I took inventory of my own life and saw deficiencies. The majority of those around me were being supported, encouraged, loved, invested in, and sometimes I got the scraps off the table.
I do not blame those who came to make withdrawls, and deposited nothing. I assessed why I was unwisely investing in some situations or relationships. How was it affecting my soul?
It was depleting my soul.
I am responsible for stewarding time, resources, and my life. It is not the responsibility of others. I love and value who I am, therefore I had to change the way others addressed me and my investments.
People who call my number just to gain something and it is not life ordeath are not a high priority.I started spending more time on things I wanted and needed to do. I ceased allowing other’s to dictate my response time. In today’s society there’s a thinking an email or text requires immediate response. I noticed though people took days to get back to me. I was the silly one trying yo respond fairly quickly out of love and respect.
So, you learn to set limits and use wisdom with time, resources, and investments. You learn to invest in yourself and your future. You learn to turn some people and opportunities away. You learn to only have people in your inner circle who are like minded, mutually invested, and you care for your soul, body, and spirit.
I believe life is about balance.
Give; yes; do it without expectation. Also assess if you have investors in your life. As you are pouring out, is there anything coming in to refresh you? Life requires balance.
You are worthy of exceptional love!