Dear Self: The Secret to Clarity is Self-Care

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Take care of your body

  • Exercise more. Run and hike.
  • Spend time in nature.
  • Eat well. Cook as much as you can.

Take care of your heart

  • Love yourself. Feel grateful for everything you are.
  • Love everyone around you. Feel grateful for everything they are.
  • Actually feel your feelings — be sad, be happy, be lonely, be angry. Don’t suppress your feelings or judge yourself for how you’re feeling. Just feel.
  • Talk to other people about how you feel, not just what you think.

Take care of your mind

  • Read more books. Maybe even some fiction every once in a while.
  • Write every day. Write for yourself, mostly, but publish regularly too. This will attract the right people to you.
  • Connect with people. Share your thoughts. Get feedback.
  • Meditate. Your mind is the most powerful tool you’ve got. Meditation trains it and gives it rest.

Don’t beat yourself up. Life happens.

You’re reading this because you forgot to take care of yourself.

  1. Take care of your heart.
  2. Take care of your mind.

You can start today

If you do these things…if you take care of yourself…

I write about empowering creators and becoming the best version of yourself. Dad 2x. SF-based.

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