The point of me writing this blog post, is to advocate for trusting your intuition and taking time to reflect. Often in life, we go through things, and never really stop to think. In this life and all those to come, I want to be intentional and take time to breathe and really reflect on how I feel. To do this, I feel that space is crucial. And to get that space, I just needed to take a break. Just a couple days to sit and really think about me, my life and what I want. This is in regards to a really important relationship in my life. It was hard for me to decide to do this, and it is my hope that by sharing this, I will help someone else.
I decided to take the time for myself, because I needed to articulate what is important to me. To step back and see where I was, where I wanted to be and how to get there. Like I said, I just think you need space to do so.
I think space allows you to communicate better. You get to really sit on ideas, tweak them and be intentional with your words. Often, it’s easy to get caught up saying things you don’t mean. So time allows you to know what you mean.
In a self-care workshop, I was introduced to the term “radical honesty” and I decided I wanted to start practicing that in some of the relationships I have. I will intentionally be more honest about how I feel. I have some great people in my life and I want to continue growing those relationships. To do so, I must be above broad and honest.
I also want to work on speaking from my heart, not my head. I often get caught up in what someone will think or reactions but in reality, all that matters is how I feel.
When discussing my situation with one of my close friends, she sent me: “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11. At this time, this verse is helping me a lot. It’s been on my fridge since I was younger, but now it has a different meaning. To me, it means to go with the flow and understand that I am on a journey that is in my greatest and highest good.
So please, if you feel that you need a break, take that time. Be clear on what a break means and communicate it with those affected. Because breaks help. Trust me.