Are you finding yourself having to re-align your mindset, daily habits, and self care?
I have; I recently became an official empty nester back in August 2019.
Those of you who have gone through this process know the push and pull it has on your mental and emotional state.
I find it helpful if I can find a map. A general path in which to follow. If I can understand how something works, I can see the solutions easier.
So if you are like me, you will enjoy this.. according to the Kubler-Ross Change Curve, we experience in this order, the following when change occurs...shock, denial, frustration, depression, experimentation, decision and finally integration. It is similar to the grieving process. And don't be surprised if the process repeats.
Change comes in layers. So depending on the depth of the change, the process may recycle.
I found myself a couple weeks ago, noticing that I spent 2 days taking long naps. I thought, "wow, what is going on? Am I depressed?" After checking in with myself and getting quiet, I realized that I needed this time to re-set, re-charge, re-imagine how I care for myself. It is time for me to go deeper. And yes, a little depressed.
This is what we are all going through at the same time and in different stages.
I found that I needed to give myself grace.
I found when I implemented a daily practice to make room for grace to be present in myself, my home and my relationships, I found more peace.
Grace is that peaceful space that lies in between. It is in the space between your conversations, in the morning when no one else is awake, when you are doing dishes and a million other spaces throughout your day.
Allow the quiet presence of grace, to be center stage, in moments throughout your daily routine. See if it eases whatever stage of life you are in.
xo - Guidance to Wellness