What’s makes a freeway different from a highway or street? You don’t have to stop.
And the journey of healing never stops either. It’s a life long process. What’s important is the journey itself – not necessarily the destination. Experiences of healing take place along the way. Like driving there are all kinds of things to consider on the journey to wholeness. Deciding where you want to go is a good place to start. Having a destination with mile markers along the way helps encourage us when we’re tired of driving.
You want to choose someone you like being with for the journey. In this case a good friend and perhaps a mental health professional.
Journey’s that we expect to be long and difficult take some extra planning – like:
- Gas up – Remember to not let your heart get empty. Keep it filled up by doing things you love helps keep you on the road. Things like:
- Reading a book.
- Dancing to your favorite song
- Swinging on a swing set at the park
- Blowing bubbles with bubble gum
- Playing a musical instrument
- Painting your nails
- Taking a bubble bath with music and candles
- Sleeping – resting up so we feel good for the trip
- Eating healthy
- Giving yourself a daily routine makes your mind and body stronger
- Waking up at the same time – going to bed at the same time
- Eating at the same times each day
- Exercising daily for 10 minutes – helps physically and emotionally
- Determine who’s going on the trip with you?
- Tell your friend, spiritual mentor, counselor or teacher what you’re doing
- Pick friends that are good to travel with in hard situations – Ask yourself:
- Do they look out for your first instead of themselves?
- Do they care about you greatly?
- Do you feel safe with them?
- Do they have a sense of humor?
Speeding, driving under the influence and other travel tips will be discussed in my weekly blog, No More Secrets. Let’s begin the journey.