Hey, lovelies! 💕 Oh my gosh, it’s been a while since I’ve written a post! In fact, a week has passed since my last post. I’m sorry that I’ve been pretty quiet since last Monday, but I wanted to give y’all a little update as to what’s been going on.
Last Sunday, my family and I celebrated my little brother’s 2nd birthday. He had so much fun!
We ate a bunch of food, played games, opened gifts, and laughed together.
Unfortunately, my grandma felt pretty sick that morning. We took her to the minute clinic and the doctor diagnosed her with the flu. 🙁 She was better after some rest and got to enjoy most of the day.
That night, Jonathan began showing symptoms of the flu as well. My mom started to worry because she had a big review for work that week and couldn’t take off. I offered to stay for a few days so that I could care for my grandma and brother.
I’ve opened up about this before but I suffer with pretty bad anxiety. Dealing with sickness is never an easy situation for me. I washed my hands until they bled, had a few mini panic attacks, and disinfected the entire house a few times.
My motivation was knowing that my grandma and brother would be okay. I had to really challenge myself because of my anxiety, but gained a lot of strength through my loved ones.
After quite a brutal week, I can say that I am stronger. 🙂
I held Jonathan as he cried, gave him medicine, wiped his face, cooked, cleaned my grandma’s house, and encouraged my mom when she felt stressed about her review.
By Friday, my grandma and brother got better and nothing else could have possibly made me happier.
It was my family who truly helped me this week, though.
They inspired me to take better care of myself. “Make sure to eat vegetables, rest well, exercise. You can’t help others if you don’t help yourself,” my grandma reminded me. Although I’ve been getting better at self-care in general, I realized that I began to slip again for the last month or so. Stress has gotten to me and I have been really hard on myself. I’ve been going to bed at 3 am, eating out way too much, and criticizing myself for the smallest things. My anxiety was getting worse and I didn’t pay enough attention.
When I came home, I slept, took a much needed bubble bath, read, and just spent some time away from social media. I realized that I haven’t given myself time to breathe and relax.
Even on this busy Monday, remember to take care of yourself.
What are some of the ways that you practice self-care?
Talk to you soon! 💓