Healing first.


“If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.”
~Danielle Koepke

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  1. Thank You!! I needed to read this today, especially after looking for work non-stop since February and ending an unhealthy relationship.
    I’ve been condemning myself for “not working hard enough” to get a job, until I read this. It completely changed my perspective!
    If we don’t give ourselves permission to take care of ourselves, it’ll make life more difficult in the long run. I can atest that I am where I am today because I’ve taken some time every week to do nothing all day but rest.
    Tomorrow, I begin working at my temporary job!

  2. I couldn’t express this more perfectly than this quote, it’s time for me to take stock and think just a little more of me! Rather than everybody else.
    Thanks Brigette

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  9. I spent the last seven yrs as the sole caregiver to my paraplegic husband. Never took time for myself. I was so burnt out. I’ve spent the last seven mos separated from him (his demand), lost and alone. Worried about who was taking care of him. I went from 90 miles an hour 24/7 to a dead stop. And still wasn’t giving myself the care and rest I’d been needing. This gave me permission I guess to do just that and know it’s ok. I must learn now how to live for me and not him. Very hard to do though after so many yrs.

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