Take care of yourself.
First and foremost, do what is best for you when it’s best for you to do it. Sleep. Dream. Wake up and write those dreams down in a text message to yourself and then fall back asleep into an entirely new dream. Buy a bed to have those dreams on so your sleep is an exercise in comfort, true rest, and demonstrates an appreciation in yourself.
Eat vitamins, minerals, leafy greens, tiny cabbages, protein, anything from the side of the grocery store with the most color, anything homemade, anything from the farmer’s market (yes, anything, even those deep fried waffles). Make eating a game if you have to in order to soak up all the elements you require to replenish yourself.
Listen. To your body. To the conversation of strangers who may be making a good point about your community. To your friends who may be resisting struggling to stay on top of their game but are struggling all the same. To your inner monologue when your intuition is correct. Listen to these words of wisdom I read: Don’t make assumptions.
Move. Elbows, pinky fingers, your nose. Engage your body at will. Run. Roll. Lift. Stand. Blink. Breathe if you can do nothing else – inhale and exhale, find rhythm.
Think. Think before you speak, think before you act. Examine repercussions while you exist in each moment and enjoy what is happening here and now. Think of words that rhyme, and of ways to achieve your goals, and ultimately what the driving fear in your life is. Think about how to be the best version of yourself, how to be the best friend possible, how to be better. How to be good.
Love. Yourself. And do so by letting others in when you’re ready, by accepting others for who they are and what they are and where they want to be, and allowing others to find the same in you.
Do what is best for you when it’s best for you to do it, and don’t feel badly. You’re the best when you’re at your best, and no one, least of all me, will ever fault you for finding that best nature.