Look After Yourself Friday

How are you looking after yourself today?

Friday is my self-care day; I do whatever I need to to feel refreshed and charged up to the best I can. We all need to ensure we care for ourselves and show love. SO that brings me to what I’m doing for myself today. 

No more grudges

I pride myself on being a strong person; however, I have many weaknesses, and one of them is being able to hold a grudge. If any of you are the same way, then you know that grudges can have a negative impact on your life.

I’m ready to change that behavior!

For me, that means I have to push pride to the side and begin this new journey. Trust me when I say this journey won’t be pretty initially; however, I know it will be in the end.

Today I am looking after myself by taking care of my mental health, by either closing chapters and ending the book or continuing to make chapters that feel right to my soul.

I hope today is beautiful for y’all and you do something that makes your soul smile.

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!


48 Replies to “Look After Yourself Friday”

  1. So relatable, Belladonna. I was always very resentful but have worked very hard at letting go. It is so tough at times but also so rewarding. Best of luck on your journey.💕

  2. Trying to fit more walks in, turning down a drink at lunch for a flavored tea (big mistake…too sweet!) flushing with water, and still eat what I want within moderation. Journaling. Got something I needed at the craft store (only because we had “gone to town” for something else. It’s a long way to anything where we are currently staying.

      1. I Guess by now you’ve learned what diverticulitis is. I also have a gallstone. Not sure which was giving me grief, but today I’m better! I’ve had a Mexican food dinner, margaritas and even wine, and so far so good. Who knows what triggers the episodes, every time I think I’ve figured it out, I test it and it’s different the next day. 🤷‍♀️

  3. Showing love in place of our negative emotions is premium self-care, to which to aspire. On the journey . . .

  4. I hold grudges like there’s no tomorrow. I’m still mad at someone I went to school with when I was five lol. But it’s a habit I’m actively trying to break!

    1. LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!! Not when you were 5! Girl I am laughing so hard right now and I totally get it. There are some folks that will never be free from my grudge.

  5. Wow! Wow! Wonderful post as always! Dear Belladona, very inspiring words.
    Agree with you, leté put the negative in trash can.
    Have a lovely day full of great things!

  6. I’m a keeper of memories, love, and unfortunately grudges. It’s hard to separate the characteristic of holding on to things from holding on to things that harm us. I try. I fail. I try again. Thanks for the lovely reminder. Hugs, C

    1. I’m with ya girl! I hold to grudges and some will remain just as they are because those particular people mean nothing to me. And I will never forget how they made me feel.
      Hugs to you my beautiful friend!

  7. Now Belladonna, this right here: “either closing chapters and ending the book or continuing to make chapters that feel right to my soul,” is a powerful booyah moment sistah! 🤜🏼🤛🏼

  8. I do burn bridges, but while I do hold on to occasional grudge, sometimes, I’ve crossed paths with some that I did have that issue, and just let go like nothing happened…some of those I hated in high school, I’m now friends with…..but, when I do burn bridges, change my life, I, well, don’t look back….well sometimes?

  9. I totally get this. I can create resentments lightening fast, so I always have to be aware of how I feel in relation to anger and frustration. Excellent post, Belladonna.

    1. Right Jeff! It seems like the older I get the faster I’ll drop you. I don’t have a lot of tolerance for crazy behavior. It’s hard to get better.

  10. “I’m ready to change that behavior!” – I love this declaration and affirmation! These choices are ultimately for our wellbeing and everything we hold within only imapcts us. You bring a beautiful enthusiasm and motivation for positive changes in life Belladonna 🙂

  11. There are and have always been people that I do not like and could care less about, but it has never been something I considered negative as these feelings never interfered with my peace or contentment.

    It was a positive aspect to me as I just ignore and keep away from these people.

    And when I feel like expressing my attitude toward or about who I do not care for if the moment calls for it when spirit moves me to it is a great and necessary relief of my spoken truths. I feel good energy from it.

    I do not see resentment as a weakness. I guess it all depends on the individual and whether or not resentment consumes them or is an advantage to them. We all have our own different outlooks and points of view.

    Great positive post, Belladonna❤

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