But how Sway?
I recently ran across a photo of myself from 3 years ago. I was in a new relationship (we didn’t work out) and glowing and whatnot. I think when we broke up, I missed his compliments and attention more than I missed him.
Anywho, I find that quite telling. Relying on an external source of validation is not good. So I got to googling (hey, my funds are limited), I ran across an article “21 Tips to Release Self-Neglect and Love Yourself in Action” (click here for the full article).
The main points that stood out for were:
4. Get emotionally honest.
Let go of numbing your feelings. Shopping, eating, and drinking are examples of avoiding discomfort, sadness, and pain. Mindfully breathe your way through your feelings and emotions
7. Become willing to surrender.
Breathe, relax, and let go. You can never see the whole picture. You don’t know what anything is for. Stop fighting against yourself by thinking and desiring people and events in your life should be different. Your plan may be different from your soul’s intentions.
14. Accept uncertainty.
Suffering comes from living in the pain of the past or the fear of the future. Put your attention on the present moment and be at peace.
19. Become aware of self neglect and rejection.
Become conscious of your choices. Ask yourself several times throughout the day, “Does this choice honor me?”
Again, click the link mentioned above to see more of the steps but these resonated with me.
So here’s *raises glass* to the journey.