Healing, after surviving is no easy task. During this process we can't forgot The "you" in Equation. I Heard from many people well you can get over that or SHOULD get over that by now...but EVERYONE heal S differently at a different time And through different practices. What has helped Cristal And myself heal from surviving rape (apart from support) is self-care. Practicing self-care or "me-time"can take many forms so It's important you invite safe And self-enriching hobbies or activities that Will help you Love on your amazing-self even More.
Cristal Lowe: " Sometimes we try to look past our moment(s) Of stress or pain by trying to put others or things before us, we bombard ourselves with busy work to forget about the pain or we stay busy to have no time to cry or think about the things that hurt us...but don't forget to be present in the process of healing And over-coming. I'm a Working mom to a beautiful Daughter, And a wife, And Fashion Designer....I tend to always forget about the importance Of "Me time" but I'm grateful for my Sister Devin Marie who always send me a reminder!
The process to any healing always required time off weather you just had a baby or a minor surgery it's important to take time off, we encourage you to take a day for just you weather you just go to the gym or take a walk at the beach take time and re- evaluate your plan your goals how far you came and where you trying to go!
"I have recently incorporated reading, and out door exercising to figure out what Will work for me. I believe myself to be an activist And It can be tiring fighting against so much in this world let a lone fighting for YOU. I have to ask myself, "When was the last time you put YOU first?"
Sometimes puting me first means not doing anything! Seriously, like nothing at all, no phone, no to, no noise but a deep breathes some good music And burning some Of my favorite candles. STILLNESS and SOLITUDE are two gifts I make a prioritary to do weekly! (And slowly incorporating The Daily part).
How can we be The BEST assest to our households, our jobs, our carrers, family, and relationships If We neglect The one relationship that is shared in every one Of these spaces?
You loving what you do isn't a crime; Whether That's being a great mother, coworker, student, Artist, etc. But NOT loving you IS.
Take some time for YOU. This process isn't easy, but It can be filled Will much More self-fulfillment when you remember that as much as you Love to LOVE On other people, remember that YOU are people too!
SELF-CARE x HERSTORY
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