freedom in progress

I recently finished a course by Jason Vallotton where he laid out several things to be doing as part of your emotional health.
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🌿EAT WELL
🌿SLEEP WELL
🌿EXERCISE
🌿HAVE FUN
🌿DO THE WORK
🌿REPEAT
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I was struck by the ‘have fun.’ You see, I have felt guilty for years when taking a breather to laugh, or take myself out for coffee.
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Jason explained that after we have done the work processing a painful memory, we need to eat well, sleep well, exercise and have fun, and to do that over and over again until we feel ready to tackle another painful memory.
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Emotional health requires some work, but is so worth it. During the course time this week, I have been set freed in two new ways, and am now able to clearly see that self care is more important to my daily living than I had realized.
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So here is to chewing crazy colored gum for the fun of it. That ice cream or coffee date.  To another episode or movie which makes you laugh and giggle like a young teen. Without guilt or shame, for laughter is part of my recovery strategy after a hard day!
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#sharingHope #schoolofemotionalhealth
#hopefortheharddays

Published by Karla Lees

sharing Hope on the hard days for the hurting, the broken and the lonely.

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