Welcome back to day 4, mis cariños!!!
I know I talk about “protecting your peace” alot – possibly every other blog post – clearly it doesn’t matter because if any of us had been listening then we wouldn’t be here reading and writing this post. Nevertheless, as much as I say to protect your peace, I don’t think I’ve ever gone into detail as to why I personally feel so strongly about the matter, so here we go.
First thing first, protecting one’s peace can look like a variety of things – it’s all very case and person dependent. For me, protecting my peace looks like me turning off all notifications and not answering my phone because I just don’t wanna be bothered. For others it’s laying out boundaries for how others are allowed to interact with them. For somebody else it could just be taking a few minutes or hours a week to practice self-care in whatever manner may suit them. For many, it can be simply cutting those toxic people out of their life. Either way, the practice of protecting ones peace can be various. Here’s why it’s important though: Your peace is way more important that someone’s sanctity.
As much as I would like to think that that sentiment is common sense, it’s not because if it was then I wouldn’t have had to write it. This is a judgement free zone, but we have to do better. With everything going on in the world right now, I find that it’s imperative that we learn to choose our own sanctity in protecting whatever little bit of peace and happiness we have over someone else’s. You cannot expect personal growth if you continuously choose other people’s needs, thus sacrificing your own sanctity, over your own. You are just as entitled to your own happiness and joy as the next person so go after it and protect it!
Take some time to laugh. Take more time to live. And take even more time to love…yourself.
Seek better. Do Better. Be Better.
Keep living, loving, and laughing.