To Simply Sit: Self-Care

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Mia found herself in solitude, at last. Because for Mia, to simply sit with Mia, was always a challenge. Meditation, acceptance, and gratitude played a major role in finally being at peace with spending time alone.

Hi, how are you today? Have you spent time with yourself today?

The quality of our self love is determined by the quality of our self care. We play ourselves when we don’t love ourselves. We don’t love ourselves when we don’t take care of ourselves.

Personally, I had to learn this the hard way. Here are a few of my personal practices

1. Understanding God’s Awareness

Knowing that He is consistently present and the ultimate source of all things good (peace, protection, pleasure, provision, etc.)

2. Investing in my Mind, Body, and Spirit

When you truly and wholeheartedly invest in your mind, body, and spirit, it radiates. Understanding the power in this prompted me to do better. I then realized that this does not only affect me, but those who encounter me will also experience the outcome.

3. Unplugging

Whether it’s electronics, relationships, situations, places, or habits, I came to a point where I had to completely disconnect myself from anything that didn’t serve me. It is easy to become slaves to things that don’t matter. True power comes from the faith, courage, and discipline to let go and make room for what you need. This step required me to seek God, who knows me even better than I know myself. The more I unplugged from the world, the more time I spent with myself and most importantly with God. As a result, the quality of my self-care and self-love evolved.

People Change and Seasons Change.

Do not let this distract you from your self-care.

In this world, you will have trouble and change is inevitable. However, peace is always an option. Dealing with trouble and change can be difficult when we are unaware that God is in control. Our response often reflects our faith. The capacity to comprehend this, the ability to embrace lessons as they come, and the willingness to be patient determines your overall experience. You either remain in the same wilderness, learning the same lessons or you move forward by applying what you’ve learned. Either way, you never stop learning. Ultimately, what you focus on is what you get. So focus on what matters, helps you grow, and keeps you whole. Do not be surprised by trials and tribulations. In all things, remain rooted and confident. Do not throw in the towel, do not fold. Stay until you get it, not until you’re sick of it.

Yours Truly,

Queen of The Wilderness