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Why? Because You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

The importance of Self-Love

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In this current situation where they called it the ‘new normal’, people have, to this day adjusted to this kind of living. Most of us are staying at home while the rest are working as usual. Physical distancing becomes the new norm; no shaking hands let alone hugging each other. ‘Connecting’ with our love ones via our little screen is the only way now.

For those living with family, being isolated from friends and being safe at home with spouse (some with kids) has its challenges as well. They are here in our life 24/7 seeking our attention and support, especially if you have kids. They walk in our shoe. They are here at home, with nowhere to go. They spend time doing all sorts of things to occupy their time, just like we did. Everybody is living within their own four walls.

For those who stay alone, at first, it might be a much-needed solitude. After some time, loneliness kicks in. Today, some may have experienced boredom and can’t wait to meet friends for coffee, or at least to go out and run at the nearby park.

Regardless, the situation remains, at least for another couple of weeks or months. We never really know. During this time, it is us who needs to take some time off to recuperate. Our mind needs a detox so that our soul can breathe.

As much as we love our spouse, our kids, we owe it to ourselves. We need that time off to breathe and recharge. There must be reasons why we are required to put on that life jacket first, before putting it on to others (on the plane during an emergency). After all, we can’t pour from an empty cup.

To continue serving others, may it be our family, or even to help ourselves alone at home, thou need you. Spend time with you, please.

People often forget how essential it is to disassociate oneself from the world, even if it is just for a moment.

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Therefore, schedule a session every day, although it is only for a short 15 minutes for you. Do your own thing. Whatever. You may do it when your spouse or kids are asleep, or you may wake up earlier the next morning when the world has yet to start. Choose the time that is most convenient for you. The pivotal action here is to set aside the time and do your own thing. It’s not selfish; it’s self-love.

You deserve a break. Recharge to be:

a better you;

a better spouse;

a better parent;

a better children;

and a better person.

Breathe. YOU got this. Stay safe and #stayathome. God Bless.

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Izwan Ishak

Izwan Ishak

| I write from the soul. Thriving towards personal development & positivity | #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawareness 📧 izwan1409@gmail.com