These days, I find myself gravitating towards a few specific styles of journaling. They have helped me get to know myself better, dive deeper into my own limitations, and even shift my perspective in profound ways.
Ever since I came back from our annual trip to Arizona at the beginning of the year, I’ve been filling up my library queue with interesting books. Some I’ve loved, some I’ve liked, and some have been a bit disappointing (I’m looking at you, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality*).
And in typical Emily fashion, all of the books I’ve chosen books have fallen into the self-help or personal development category. Some have even crossed over into the Spiritual category.
Five have stood out for one reason or another. Mostly, though, because I legit couldn’t put them down. Some I read in a day, others I devoured over the course of the week, and all have left a lasting impression on me.
Which is why I feel compelled to pull them together in a list.
“If you find yourself having to regularly indulge in consumer self-care, it’s because you are disconnected from actual self-care, which has very little to do with “treating yourself” and a whole lot do with parenting yourself and making choices for your long-term wellness.” Brianna Wiest
I have a confession to make. For a long time, I equated self-care with things like bubble baths, lavender scented candles, and manicures — treats that I’d indulge in every now and then to reward myself for making it through a difficult or stressful time.
And while those things made me feel good in the moment, they didn’t do much to address the constant stress I was feeling.
These days, I have a deeper understanding of what self-care looks and feels like. It’s no longer about treating myself every now and then. Instead, it has become about building in rituals that support my emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being and removing the things that don’t.
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