It’s easy to get caught up in the motions of daily life when it consists of school runs, heading to work, cleaning the house, and just about anything being an adult requires you to do. Rushing through your day without taking a second to pause and think can make you feel lost.
How can your identity shine through when your life only consists of helping others, and the only time you’re alone with your thoughts is the few minutes before you fall asleep? If you want to make the first step towards change, keep reading for simple, but effective ways to get back in touch with your inner self.
1. Get To Know Your Body
Your body carries you through life and works alongside you every day, so it’s only right that you spend a little time getting to know it better too. Masturbation can be a wonderful way of exploring your own desires that you may not have known about when having sex with a partner.
There are lots of helpful toys on the market if you’re unsure where to even begin. Take a look at an online sex shop and you’ll discover all sorts of interesting devices. In the UK fleshlights have risen in sales dramatically over the years, showing that the stereotype of sex toys being solely for women is false. Don’t be afraid to connect your mind and body through masturbation and discover new sensations.
2. Take Time Out Just For You
Helping other people throughout their day can be a necessity, but always putting others’ needs before your own can turn you into a shell of who you used to be. We all have our own wants and needs that must be nurtured and cared for if you want to connect with yourself on a deeper level.
Set some time aside each week that’s purely for you. No phones, no distractions, just you and whatever it is you feel you need. You might want to take a steamy bubble bath while relaxing with a glass of wine, or perhaps you’d prefer to meditate and clear your mind from any stresses of the day. Whatever you choose, don’t feel bad about making yourself a priority.
3. Start The Healing Process
A lot of us have had some form of trauma in our lives and as we grow older and others become reliant on us, our past wounds don’t have time to heal. You might find that practicing mindfulness helps, or you may want to speak to a professional to help you process the emotions you’ve buried over the years. Only by healing our pain can we truly find peace with our inner self.
4. Keep A Diary
Sometimes our thoughts can become jumbled up and cause us to feel anxious from all the confusion. Try keeping a diary where you write down your emotions for the day. Think about how you felt and most importantly, why you felt like that. Understanding your emotions and thoughts will give you clarity and allow you to explore yourself deep down.
5. Accept Your Flaws
An important part of connecting to your inner self is to understand that you aren’t perfect. But don’t let that get you down because, in reality, no one is perfect. We all have times when we aren’t our best or we let our emotions get the better of us. However, learning to accept your flaws means you’re aware of them and can work on them if necessary. Not all flaws can be changed though, and they don’t need to be. Being self-aware and connected to your innermost self will allow you to see your flaws in a different light.
Making time to get to know yourself again can feel like a massive task, but with a little commitment and introspection, you’ll be able to connect with yourself in a whole new way.