Take Some Time To Take Care Of Yourself.
Updated: Jan 31, 2019
Most of us are so busy with our jobs and daily living that we rarely stop and think about taking care of ourselves. That might sound a bit counterintuitive, since doing our jobs and handling the process of day-to-day living involves taking care of ourselves, doesn’t it? In truth, doing those things simply makes it possible to survive from day-to-day, but has little to do with self-care. When you think about it, working and handling our everyday actions puts food on the table, a roof over your head and provides you with those things that makes day to day living easier. It allows us to take care of our physical wants and needs, but it does not begin to address our deeper emotional issues.
It is amazing the number of people who find that, no matter how much they have in terms of physical stuff, they are still not happy! That is because they are still emotionally unfulfilled!
What thing can leave us feeling emotionally incomplete?
Most of us carry around inside a great deal of “unfinished business” in our emotional relationships. We do this, for the most part, because no one ever taught us how to deal with the emotional matters we face on a daily basis. This unfinished business is not just related to those relationships that have ended, due to death or estrangement, although those feelings of loss can be overwhelming! It can also be related to ongoing relationships with both those we like or love, and even those with whom we deal with through our jobs.
“Unfinished business,” from an emotional standpoint involves those things we wish might be, or have been, different, better or more in any relationship. It might be unmet hopes and dreams that never came to be. Sometimes it is about getting something, on an emotional level, from someone who was never able to provide that type of support. This may be because that person died, or because they simply could not or would not provide it.
Whatever the reason, that sense of being emotionally incomplete can leave us feeling wanting. In a very real sense, it leaves us feeling a sense of grief!