Let’s sit still for a few moments. Get comfortable. Relax into our body. Take a few deep breaths. Close our eyes. And feel ourselves becoming more centered – more grounded. Let’s take a few more deep breaths together and then ask ourselves this question:
What do I need most right now?
And let’s keep our eyes closed and wait for the answer to pop into our mind. Because it will. It may be a whisper, but it will be there. We may need to sift through some of our thoughts and emotions to get to it, but it will be there. It will.
Once we hear the answer, take out a piece of paper and write it down. And then take it into your heart.
Maybe you heard that you need to feel supported.
So your assignment is to come up with ways that you can find some extra support from yourself and also your loved ones.
Maybe you heard that you need to rest.
So your assignment is to find ways to give yourself permission to relax and chill out a little bit.
Maybe you heard that you need to take some of the pressure off of yourself.
So your assignment is to allow yourself to make mistakes and to give yourself some extra love and support right now – knowing that you are enough.
Maybe you heard that you need to find a new job.
So your assignment is to do exactly that. To start taking action and honoring this voice within that is asking you to leap into something that feeds your soul.
Maybe you heard that you need to take better care of yourself.
So your assignment is to nourish your body with nutritious food, get plenty of sleep, and find ways to minimize your stress.
Whatever you heard, please take some time to listen to this need and then honor it by giving yourself whatever your soul asked for. You deserve to have your needs met – all of them. You really do.
Sometimes we’re so used to putting our own needs at the very bottom of our priority list that allowing ourselves to even have needs can feel completely foreign. And so that’s where experiments such as this become extra important and absolutely essential.
You matter. And your needs are important. Getting into the practice of recognizing what you need is the first step. Loving yourself enough to give yourself what you need is the next.
I invite you to do both today.
Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!