As I write my book, I’m purposefully applying the sage advice my therapist gave me four years ago when I voluntarily had seventeen (17) therapy sessions in one month. (Yes, you read that right… 17 therapy sessions in one month, and Yes, that was CrAzY! … I don’t recommend it unless you can drop everything else in your life.)
Before she agreed to my intense healing immersion idea she required that I agree and commit to doing self-care each day (wise, wise lady!) and suggested some ideas:
- Go on walks
- Take naps
- Get a massage
- Take warm bubble baths
- Do fun activities with friends
- Get creative with arts and crafts
Over the past several months as I’ve been putting pen to paper writing my personal healing and forgiveness stories for my book I’ve found at times the writing process can be similar to those intense therapy sessions. Ernest Hemingway summed it perfectly:
There’s nothing to writing. You just sit at a typewriter and bleed.
So, I am making sure to do some self-care each day!
My therapist didn’t say climb trees, but she did say to have fun!
Read book update #2 to find out why I wanted to cry after a call with my soon-to-be publisher!