#501 This week we're talking about how Ayurvedic lifestyle support can help us when we're living with emotional pain or uncertainty.
Points covered in this episode:
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING SELF-UNDERSTANDING
Ayurveda teaches that everything is personal and individual. There isn’t one solution that suits everyone, because we are all made up differently and we respond differently.
So we begin by listening to the dialogue in our mind and watching how our body is responding. There are clues and messages in both our minds and body that we can note and respond.
Right now, most of us are all over the place. And it’s OK. We need to start with self-acceptance, and move into self-care and leave space for others and what they’re going through too.
SELF-CARE SHOULD BE OUR FIRST PRIORITY
We can’t function well, or be help others if we aren’t taking care of ourselves. This isn’t selfish, it’s a necessity, we burn out quickly when we neglect our own care.
Many who are empathetic by nature struggle with this, we might feel guilty or conflicted about eating and sleeping well when others are suffering.
Finding meaning in our self-care helps.
We might see our self-care as having a greater purpose because when we’re grounded and clear, we’re in better shape to support others.
Our self-care goes way beyond us. In our family, we will be more calm and present if we’re rested and nourished. And during unsettled times we can help and support others more when we’re taking care of ourselves.
Practicing conscious self-care gives us resilience and room to consider how we can respond and help others during troublesome times, if we’re not taking care of ourselves we will get easily overwhelmed and that can lead to feelings of helplessness. Get the rest of the notes at www.anxietyslayer.com/journal