Welcome to Day 6 of 12 Days of Valentine’s Love Yourself! Today we’re talking about feeding your soul. For me, I think this is the hardest thing to do because it requires taking the time out to stop and really think about what you need to enrich your soul. The same way I have to stop and think through what I need to feed my family with food for the week, I need to stop and think about what I need to feed my soul. When my heart isn’t singing and I’m not laughing everyday, I know that I am NOT feeding my soul.
Up until today, most of what I have described in the 12 Days of Valentine’s has been prescriptive, meaning I have been bossy and told you exactly what to do. Today is different. How you feed your soul will be different for everyone – you have to stop and think about it this way: If you were to exist all alone, what would you need to do to feel fulfilled every day? As I mentioned above, I need to be laughing and buzzing with happiness everyday. At the moment, I get that by connecting with others online (I know, I know, I’m working on the “in real life” friends too!) and reading blogs that make me laugh and books that teach me something new. I minimize television viewing and don’t really even watch the news these days – those 2 activities are soul sucking rather than soul nourishing. The rise in Reality TV has served to lower the quality of TV even more in recent years. I still keep up with what is going on in the world, but I am able to filter out the sensational spin that is put on the evening news by reading my news online.