The Importance of Self-Care

Thoughts Over Coffee

Coffee is therapy. Read along as I relate and offer affirmation to the struggles of living with Complex PTSD over my morning coffee.

It’s was a wild couple weeks for me; the 4 weeks of trauma anniversaries began in November with the 25 year anniversary of my trial against my abuser, and his suicide.

Over the course of these weeks: the trial, his suicide, his birthday, followed by the anniversary of my mother’s death which is coming soon.

Hard dates to move through, lots of emotions and the heightened stress of it exacerbates my symptoms of Complex PTSD. Anxiety, fitful nights, irritation, lethargy, exhaustion …

This is why self-care is so important, so I don’t reach this point with an empty tank. But I’ll tell you – it’s not easy finding a proper routine for self-care. I am still unlearning a lifetime of behavior. Loving myself takes a whole lot of mindfulness still.

It is still a very real challenge for me, daily. And I feel like the whole “I did self care stuff, why don’t I feel recharged?” is an entirely different aspect I could write on for awhile.

Nonetheless, practice builds skills. So every day I carve out time for myself to do the things I love. Sometimes I don’t feel very recharged, other times I do.

This morning I am sitting with my husband and my coffee, in a while I will begin writing and creating – and later on I will tend to responsibility.

I hope you you are making time for yourself too. You deserve time to do the things that bring you joy! ✨🌻

What plans do you have for today? Is there some self-care in there?

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