The Wellness Edition No.52 // Soul Food
We all know that we have to nourish our bodies with good food, eating a balanced diet that works for us and that is different for each person. There is no one size fits all. And as important as it is to nourish our bodies, as important it is to also nourish our souls, right! Your body needs vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, carbohydrates and your soul needs whatever brings you joy and happiness. Again, no one size fits all. What makes me happy might be the most boring thing for you.
What makes your soul happy? You ever asked yourself that question? If not, go and figure it out! I can only speak for myself here, but in my case, I am super happy when I can be creative, reading brings me pure joy, so does cooking and baking, meeting up with friends and family, soaking up the sunshine, going to a SPA, traveling. And also the little things like waking up in the morning after a good nights sleep and seeing that the sun is shining. Pure happiness!
I did not read much in the past few weeks - except for following the news and reading about politics and all the awful things going on this world, this certainly did not create any happiness, quite the opposite - I felt powerless and depressed. So I decided to change this, I had the past two days off and I only spent it doing things that are soul food to me, so I read two books, got back to working on the blog and just taking a small break for only two days has made such a difference for me. I feel more optimistic again, I am happy that I am finally back to reading and I promise to myself to focus on doing things that feed my soul from now on again instead of reading all the heavy stuff that is taking all my energy away.
Think about how important it is to nourish your soul and ask yourself what you can do to give your soul exactly what it needs. And then make sure to give your soul the best food possible, as you do with your body, because you are worth it and there is no excuse to sell yourself short here. Feed your soul my dear and enjoy the outcome of creating your own kind of happiness!