Hi everyone, Yvonne here from Love Your Life to Death.
Last month I decided that I wanted to share my “Life Lessons Learned Along
the Way” because in the last 5 years of this journey and with 27 years of nursing,
I have had so many great conversations and learned so much.
Last month I talked about how we do not recognize grief and if we want to
talk about and plan and prepare for grief we will need to know what it is.
This month I would like to talk about the #IJustShowedUp movement! #IJustShowedUp teaches people of all ages how to Just Show Up for
themselves and others so they are empowered and resilient when grief arrives.
So what does that really mean? Let’s start with Just Showing Up for
yourself first. The truth is, we all have value and we all matter and we are
our greatest gift to the world. We also have to remember that we are responsible for our own happiness, coping skills and strategies and the reason we need to
be so diligent about being great self-care givers is because that is the only way
we Just Show Up for others. There are SO many people that are compassionate
and giving, they often put themselves last. Just Showing Up for yourself first
is going to literally change the world.
Imagine if we were all so well prepared to Just Show Up for ourselves
first and be in charge of our own happiness. Ask - Am I happy? If not, what
can I do to change that? The truth is that no one can make you happy. We are
all in charge of our own journey. So when I talk about Just Showing Up for yourself first it, it really means checking in with yourself, every day.
And when you are grieving… every moment.
Just Showing Up for yourself first is the greatest thing you can do, and it is also the greatest way you can lead by example for your families and those you care about. I truly want you to understand what Just Showing Up means at a deep level.
If you know someone who needs to hear this message, please share this information with them because together we can do better.
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