Love Yourself

Have you forgotten how to love and nurture yourself?
This guide, which is my gift to you, will help you remember!

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As women, we generally spend most of our time taking care of other people; our co-workers, our bosses, our spouse, our clients, our pets, our kids, our friends…doing things for them, or the things they want us to do, because we love them. And life continues rolling along while you bring joy to those around you.

Until that one day…

When you look around and realize that you’ve stopped doing the things you love. The things that fill you with energy. The things you do for you that make you happy.

That’s what happened to me this year.

My husband and my son were away for a week, and suddenly I looked up from the chaos that was my life and realized that almost everything I was doing was for someone else. Not that this in itself is bad; it’s just that coupled with so much doing for others was the realization that I stopped doing things for myself. Like buying myself flowers, or making the kind of sun tea I preferred (instead of always making what my family likes), or sitting on the porch reading a good book just because I wanted to. I stopped doing things because I wanted to do them and spent most of my time doing things because I had to do them.

Everything I did was a chore. Even walking the dog turned into drudgery because it was something I had to do instead of what I chose to do. I don’t know about you, but I have let myself live too long in this dark cycle of pushing through my life where everything is drudgery and nothing brings me joy.

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And so I began my journey to reawaken the woman who has been dormant. The one who is excited about what she is doing. She is filled with energy, love, purpose and joy.

Now, even just a few weeks into this journey of rediscovering who I am and what I love, and I am starting to have fun again! I am looking forward to each day. I’m excited about the things I’m doing.

Women our age, who have raised or almost raised our kids, have maybe lost touch with who we are and what we love. We need to remember to love ourselves enough to nurture ourselves. We need to get back in touch with who we are deep inside–the person who doesn’t have to answer to the needs of family and career, but only to you.

We have spent the majority of our lives nurturing others, and that’s okay. It was where we were supposed to be, and what we were supposed to to.

But now? Now it’s time to get back in touch with yourself.

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Can you relate?

Have you spent a long time ignoring your needs?

Have you stopped doing the things you love because you have been too busy taking care of everyone else?

Do you need to get back in touch with the things that bring you joy?

These are the things I’ve been doing these past few months to wake me up out of my sad life and help me remember what I love.

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In this packet you will receive eight activities on colorful pages. The activities are outlined, but leave lots of room for your interpretation. Each activity ends with a section of questions to help you think about how the activity worked for you, and what you learned about yourself.

The whole point of this packet is to give you a place to start getting back in touch with who you are and what you love.

Are you ready to revitalize your life?

You can!

Simply download this gift and work through challenges like Spoiling your Inner Child, or Giving Yourself a Retreat.

You can do one a day or one a week…but just do them!

And you can rediscover the things you love and bring joy back into your life too!

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2 thoughts on “Love Yourself

  1. Hi Alane,
    I am in the process of what you may feel. Almost empy nesters. I put everyone else first and myself last. Trying to change my life around and take care of myself for a change.
    Looking forward to read what chages you have. Looking forward to the devotionals. 🙂