Self care…missing the obvious

The past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride of roller coaster rides.

When I began this blog a little less than a month ago, I was in bliss, happily enjoying my three relationships. I had no worries, no cause for concern beyond the already established situational details like the handsome play partner moving 2700 miles away in a little over a year. Psk, tsk, this kinky little princess wasn’t going to let that get in the way of her then happiness.

All of a sudden everything blew up. Priorities changed, feelings got hurt, people walked away, people didn’t, friendships were leaned upon, relationships grew together and dynamics changed.

But before the crash I got sick. I’m still sick. I’ve tried so hard to take care of myself emotionally that I missed the physical body. My play partner had to express his concern with great worry for the fact that I am still sick, and that I have had laryngitis for twelve days. I was getting lots of sleep and taking cold and flu medication and doing all the usual things one does when sick, except seek medical advice, because it hit too close to home. How could I have been so ridiculous and miss my own self care in such an obvious manner? But I learned a real lesson about missing the body while paying attention only to the mind. That’s not healthy at all.

Once again it took the kindness and compassion of the important people in my life to bring what seems like the obvious to the forefront. But often we get lost in the forest for the trees. That’s sort of what happened to me, in taking care of one part of me I missed the other.

Self care is so much more than steaming cups of tea and bubble baths on a low day. Those things are vitally important if they form part of your self care kit, I know they are part of mine. But remembering the basic physical body, I think that’s an easy oversight for anyone but most acutely when you are mentally ill like me. So important to remain diligent and work on all facets of the human; mind, body and spirit.

If you haven’t made a self care kit for yourself, it’s a spectacular thing to have on hand. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

To finally getting better!

Kinky Blonde Girl

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