Before Healing Others, Heal Yourself

 



November 21, 2018


We are always trying to help those around us and forget that before we heal others we must heal ourselves. The happier and healthier we are the more those around us will benefit.



 

The first step in healing ourselves is understanding ourselves and what we need. Finding yourself is the most important part of the process. How do we do that?



 

Here are a few things you can do every day to help you find yourself and delve into and explore your true positive self.



  • Journaling is very helpful in putting your thoughts on paper.


  • Meditation and mindfulness are simple ways to quiet your mind and be present with yourself and make you aware of everything around you.


  • Yoga and other sports or exercises are great at releasing tension.


  • Keeping your thoughts positive and not dwelling on the negative.


  • Surround yourself with good energy in a positive and uplifting way including the people you are with, music, books, movies and other activities. Avoid anything that is negative or drains your energy.



Here are things you can ingrain in your life every day to help bring positivity into your life.



 

Gratitude
 
  • Before getting out of bed think of all the things you are grateful for and write one down.

  • Tell someone in your life how grateful you are for them or for something they did.


  • At the end of the day think of all the things you are grateful for that day.

     


Intention
  • Set an intention of what you would like to happen that day and say it out loud.


  • Set an intention for a time, a project or goal or anything you want to accomplish and write it down.


  • At the beginning of the day say, “I know something amazing will happen today and I cannot wait to see what it is!” Then at the end of the day write it down or share it with someone.

     

Calming Yourself
  • Go for a walk.


  • Meditate or do Mindfulness

  • Take a relaxing bath with sea salts and essential oils.


  • Listen to soft, calming music.


  • Light a candle and sit gazing at the flame.


  • Drink a chamomile or herbal tea.



     

Self Love
  • Each day name one amazing thing about yourself and say it out loud and write it down.


  • Make a list of things you like doing, that bring you joy and happiness and find a way do more of them.


  • Is there something that you would like to change that would help you feel better about yourself? Write it down, make a plan and do it.


  • Connect with your inner soul and get used to how it feels. Does it say something to you and what does it want? Write down what comes to you. Take a few minutes each day to connect with yourself.


  • Give yourself affirmations. If there is something you want but don’t believe you will get it create a positive affirmation and repeat it to yourself 3 times or more until you feel it sink in.

     


Grounding and Centering Yourself
  • Sit in nature near a tree.


  • Walk barefoot.


  • Go for a walk in nature or in a park.


  • Run or jog.


  • Work in the dirt or gardening.

     


Clearing energy
  • Take a relaxing bath with epsom salts to help clear away bad energy.


  • As you take a shower ask that anything that is not positive in your life be cleared away by the water. EFT/tapping is another thing you can do while showering to clear away bad energy.


  • Throughout the day when bad energy enters ask that it be cleared away and visualize it happening.


  • Drink lots of water and eat healthy whole foods.


  • When you feel emotions coming to the surface, find a safe, quiet place where you can let it out (scream, cry, growl, yell, whatever your body needs).


  • Dance, exercise and move to get your blood pumping and shift the energy to positive.


Just a few of these will show you your true self and make you happier and healthier. Heal yourself and you will also be healing those around you and sending positive energy.

Healing and Finding Your Inner Self
 

Journaling and writing your thoughts on paper
Meditation and mindfulness to quiet your mind and be present with yourself and
everything around you
Yoga and other exercises to release your tension
Keep your mind in a positive space and release the negative
Surround yourself with positive energy including people, music, books, movies and
activities
Avoid anything negative that will drain your energy


Appreciate Gratitude in Your Life


Upon waking in the morning think of all the things that you are grateful for and write
them down.
When taking a walk or in the check out line at a shop - smile, wave and say hello to
those around you.
Tell someone in your life how grateful you are for them or for something they did.
At the end of the day think of all the things you are grateful for that day.


Set Your Intentions in Life


Set an intention of what you would like to happen today and say it out loud.
Set an intention for a time, a project or goal or anything you want to accomplish and
write it down.
At the beginning of the day say, “I know something amazing will happen today and I
cannot wait to see what it is!” Then at the end of the day write it down or share it with
someone.

 

Calming Yourself from Within


Meditate or do Mindfulness to relax
Go for a walk and enjoy nature
Take a relaxing bath with sea salts and essential oils
List to soft and calming music and sway to the music
Light a candle and sit gazing at the flame
Drink a herbal tea while relaxing


Finding Your Self Love


Each day name one amazing thing about yourself and say it out loud and write it down.
Make a list of things you like doing, that bring you joy and happiness, and find a way to
do them.
Is there something that you would like to change that would help you feel better about
yourself? Write it down, make a plan and do it.
Connect with your inner soul and get used to how it feels. Does it say something to you
and what does it want? Write down what comes to you. Take a few minutes each day to
connect with yourself.
Give yourself affirmations. If there is something you want but don’t believe you will get,
create a positive affirmation and repeat it to yourself 3 times or more until you feel it sink
in.


Grounding and Centering Yourself


Go for a walk in nature or in the park
Sit in nature near a tree and listen to the birds sing
Walk barefoot on the ground
Run or jog to feel nature surrounding you
Work in the garden while watching the butterflies roam


Clearing Away Your Bad Energy


Take a relaxing bath with epsom salts to help clear away bad energy.
As you take a shower ask that anything that is not positive in your life be cleared away
by the water.
Throughout the day when bad energy enters ask that it be cleared away and visualize it
happening.
Drink lots of water and eat healthy whole foods.
When you feel emotions coming to the surface, find a safe, quiet place where you can
let it out (scream, cry, growl, yell, whatever your body needs).
Dance, exercise and move to shift the energy to positive.
EFT/tapping is something you can do to clear away bad energy.

Your Body Holds Wisdom
 

No matter what you think, your body holds wisdom. Sometimes we need to listen to our
body and not just our brain.


You have had a long and stressful day at work. Your feel a headache coming on, your
shoulders are tense and you feel tired and drained. You wonder if you can make it
through the week. This is your body telling you, it’s time to listen.


What is causing this stress and pain? What can I do differently so I don’t feel tired,
cranky and miserable every day?


Your body is telling you to take a break. It is telling you not to wait until it is too late and
you have a mental breakdown or a heart attack.


Listen to your body. When it says it’s tired and stressed that means you have to listen.
It’s time to take a breath, step back and see what is causing such a stressful
environment for you. And, what can you do? Do not ignore the wisdom of your body.


Your body is telling you there is something in your life that needs to change. These
changes will heal your body and you will feel better as will all of your friends, co-workers
and the loved ones around you.


Make a list of those things in your life that are holding you back, whether it be anxiety,
overwhelm, fatigue, frustration, fear, insomnia. All of these will hinder your well being.


Our bodies are intuitive. Listen to your body and the signs they are telling you. Our
body’s messages are calling for our attention.


You feel an energy drain when you are with a toxic person. Anger rises when you are in
a manipulative environment. Then there is the love and inspiration we feel when we are
in the presence of someone that loves and appreciates us. All of these affect our body
in a negative or positive way.


It is time to start the healing process


- Be self-aware. Keep a journal and take time our of your day to meditate or moments of
mindfulness. Slowly breathe in and out and listen to your body. Look at and focus in on
a bird that you see hopping on the ground or another wonder of nature.


- Instead of always giving in to the busyness and distractions of your day, go for a walk
or sit on a park bench and look at the view. Take in your surroundings and you will see
them through a different lens.


- Tune into your body and notice how you feel and the sensations. Pay attention.


- Let yourself be in the present moment. Being present helps you become more aware
and awake.


- Listen to the quiet voice inside of you. What does it say and are you listening. Write
down thoughts and images that come into your mind so they don’t float away.


The wisdom of our body is calling out to us with a message. You are not happy or
healthy. It’s time to give your body attention and take action.