Need to refuel,
Don’t procrastinate, get at it.
Need extra loves,
Voice it to yourself and answer in actions if that’s what is needed.
Need to vent,
Channel the vent through something creative.
Explore, Open your Curiosity.
Need to be heard, but no one is around,
Jot it down, respond to yourself.
Need to zone out,
Pick up a book, turn up some good tunes.
Need to restore,
Unplug with or without and explanation,
Honor what you need at that very moment,
To get through.
Need to laugh,
The internet is full of outlets of laughter to be found.
Need to cry,
Honor that experience, hug or scream into a pillow,
Let it out…
Need to say, “Fuck it!” Say it then..
Need reminders to motivate and empower,
Look around you, make your own affirmations,
Paint it in a picture, write it down,
Use lipstick or a marker put it on a mirror,
Tell yourself, or call a friend you can rely on to be helpful…
Take a walk, ride a bike, exercise, do something about right away,
Even if it requires us to wait,
Fill your time waiting with something that can be done, now.
It’s not about marinating unless that in fact is what you need,
It's about filling your time,
Getting what you need done,
Rebuilding the trust and faith in yourself,
So you count on YOU,
To show up and be there for yourself,
Especially when no one else is available at the moment.
Give, take and share what you need,
And notice that sometimes,
It's a gift to give ourselves,
When it surfaces, an instant consistent gratification,
Kind of magic,
We get gifts from ourselves to ourselves,
Through honoring our needs, right away,
And more often than we think we can.
Melissa Palmer © Evolving Mirror2023
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I am originally from British Columbia Canada, but have lived in Iowa, USA, for most of my life. Mom of four, Married. Hello, I am