Give yourself some kindness and take a breather

Sujuen91
Posted October 12, 2020 from Malaysia

This entry is perhaps just a gentle reminder for everyone and myself included: 

With life going all hectic trying to live by, with all the busy schedule from the moment one wake up to the moment they get back to bed. Many of us would tend to turn on their autopilot mode to get through the day, some to simply trying their hardest to put food on the table for the family, some trying their hardest striving to make a change for good be it workplace and/or their personal lives. Some simply trying their hardest to battling and providing care alongside their family member illnesses just to see them live on just another one more day. 

If you happen to be one of those described as above, you might have overlook one important aspect of life too, your very own wellbeing, your very own mental hygiene, and your very own physical health. When was your last time you sit with yourself to hear yourself out? When was the last time you took proper care of yourself? When was the last time you put yourself first before everyone else? When was the last time you had a rest to recalibrate yourself (to rest and prioritise your needs & wants)?

For this entry is just, I'm would gently love to remind you to take a step back, pause everything you are doing for just a few minutes. Take a good deep breath, inhale the air deeply where the air reaches your belly, hold it there for a couple of seconds, focus on the breath movement when you exhale out and notice how your body responds to it.

Tell yourself that you matter, your health matters and that you my dear friend, you are loved. 

Yours truly, 

Su Juen (Note: This entry may not be about self empowerment, however a very basic entry to remind one to take some time off to be more mindful and care for themselves especially during the pandemic) 

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Corine Milano
Oct 13, 2020
Oct 13, 2020

Thank you for this important reminder to care for ourselves. Taking a deep breath and centering for the days ahead. Thank you!

Millynairi
Oct 14, 2020
Oct 14, 2020

Dear Sujuen,
This is absolutely true. Actually, there"s just so much happening that if we are not careful we can easily forget that we do exist. We need to set aside some "me" time. You have spoken to me and I sincerely appreciate. Thanks so much for sharing.

Karin vonKrenner
Oct 14, 2020
Oct 14, 2020

A very good reminder! Thank you Su Juen.

Chidimma
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 15, 2020

A very important message. Thanks for sharing.
Welcome to Worldpulse where our voices are heard.
Love.
Chidimma

Marie Abanga
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 15, 2020

Hello Su Juen,

Welcome and thank you for this reminder that self care is just as important as everything else we. That our holistic wellbeing is so important because our unwellness will affect out output to our families and friends and community etc.
Light and Love
Marie

maeann
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 15, 2020

Hi Sujuen, Welcome to World Pulse. Your story is your power. Thank you for a gentle reminder to take a step back.... to breath.. i need that.. Wow, it's so good to be alive and breath freely.

Nini Mappo
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 17, 2020

Hello Su Juen,
Welcome to World Pulse, and thank you for such a caring entrance too! Yes carers need care too, whether from others of from themselves. And self care is something we can all practice as we go about the inevitable duties. Very good tips, and reminder:)

Leonida Odongo
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 18, 2020

Dear Sujuen,

Thank you for reminding us .Sometimes we get so overwhelmed and want to finish everything.

Charity Birla
Oct 20, 2020
Oct 20, 2020

Thank u for the word of reminder i often neglect myself but i need to see through myself first for things to go well.
#thank u

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 26, 2020

Hello, Su Juen,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm glad that a new voice from Malaysia is rising up!

Thank you so much for this lovely reminder. I need this. :) Looking forward to know more from you. Please keep writing your stories. :)

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Steph L
Nov 23, 2020
Nov 23, 2020

Hello there Su Juen! So happy to meet a fellow Malaysian here!
Thank you for your reminder, much needed in this trying time.
Love and hugs to you.

Jennifer Zeng
Nov 24, 2020
Nov 24, 2020

Dear Sujuen,

Thank you so much for such a gentle and beautiful reminder. Your kindness shines through the article!

After reading your article, I took a deep breath - and I felt instantly more clarity in my head. Thank you!

sophie2592
Dec 08, 2020
Dec 08, 2020

A very good reminder that I think we all need, thank you!