Hi Everyone! Welcome to a new series I'm so happy to introduce to you, Witchy Wisdoms. In essence, this series will encompass all the wisdom I've learned on my journey...think of it as a Witchy Self help section. A huge part of my healing has been through incorporating the wisdoms I've learned through the years and actively applying it into my life. Not only has it helped me grow spiritually, but a lot of these wisdoms have helped me becoming a more vibrant, confident person, and I hope you will be able to pick up some wisdom along with the way, today's post is all about vibing with yourself, so let's begin!
Witchy Wisdoms: Vibing with Yourself
When on a healing journey, often times the hardest step is learning how to vibe with yourself. Whether it's recovering from chronic people pleasing, recovering from a breakup, divorce, or potentially toxic family members, it's imperative to learn how to enjoy your own company. It creates independence,, learn how to fill your own cup (not seeking validation from others), and build your own identity. Aside from all of this, it gives us the opportunity to self reflect.
Often times in my healing journey, especially in times when situations take an unexpected turn, I often ask myself "What is the lesson?" which ultimately asks the question of, how can I grow from this situation. In order to do better and grow spiritually and embrace the journey of empowering yourself, the mind requires these moments of enjoyable solitude so it has the peace of mind to be in the present moment with your own company, and give yourself the space to dive deep into your past experiences.
How to Vibe With Yourself:
Vibing with yourself can be as simple as taking a few minutes in the morning to do some self-reflection. By beginning each day with moments of mindfulness and compassion, you can set yourself up for a successful day full of positive vibes. Meditation is an excellent tool to help you connect to your inner world and cultivate that all-important vibe. Really though, your vibe attracts your tribe, and if you're putting out this negative energy, or people pleasing energy because you lack confidence, those are the types of people you're going to attract, and probably have been attracting.
Start by carving out a few minutes each day to sit in meditation and quiet your mind. Focus on the breath, tuning into its rhythm as it flows in and out of your body. Feel free to experiment with different types of visualizations or mantras that help you find peace within yourself. As you practice regularly, you will soon be able to access a calming feeling of inner peace whenever you need it. The idea is to sit quietly and allow yourself to clear your mind, noticing any sensations or thoughts that come up without judgment. It might be difficult at first, I personally really struggle with questing my mind even as someone with a lot of experience in meditation.
Vibing With Yourself Through Artistic Expression
Try something creative – drawing, painting or even cooking can be incredibly rewarding. Creative endeavors help you express yourself and cultivate an appreciation for the process rather than the end result. It's also a great way to pass time if you're feeling bored or lonely.
Even if you're extremely novice, there are tons of ways to get that creative flow going. Sometimes even something as simple as finger painting or taking a very rudimentary approach to art like simply mixing water colors together can get you out of your head, but also grow a new hobby or a skill. I personally have enjoyed incorporating mixed media into my down time/art hobby because it's super easy, yet is so fun and allows me to stretch my creativity without having to be technically gifted.
Dance it Out and Shake it Off
Vibing with yourself can also be as free spirited as having a dance party alone in your apartment with yourself and a bottle of wine. While the wine is of course optional (and really not remotely necessary) dancing is so impactful and such a great benefit to our mental health. I love making myself dance even when I don't want to: I'll start to play a song, and look at myself in the mirror, visibly annoyed and start moving. In those moments of feeling down I almost do like a depressed looking, begrudging dance to make light of how I'm feeling, and then just by poking fun at myself am able to lighten up and smile at myself by the end of the song. Then I'll play another and just have fun with it. It gets rid of stagnant energy, releases much needed serotonina, and puts me back in my own energy so I can be more in my body and less in my head
Keep it Simple:
In addition to meditation, and exploring your artistic side, there are many other wonderful ways to enjoy your own company. Take some time for yourself each day and do something that brings you joy – whether it’s reading a book, going for a walk in nature, or simply taking an afternoon nap. Something as simple as cooking a new dish can be very grounding, but also a great new hobby to pick up. Plus, if you make it into a meal prep, you're doing your future self a favor. There are cool kits out there like Blue Apron that can set you up with inspiration and make cooking very approachable even if you're a total novice.
Make a point to care for yourself, and enjoy your company in whatever way feels right. It’s important to take time to nurture your own wellbeing, and enjoying your own company is a great way to start. Start small – even if it’s just taking a few minutes each day to appreciate the beauty of the world around you, it will help bring a sense of peace and contentment. I love going on walks, and to keep myself grounded and in a positive headspace I made a point to enjoy what's around me, by literally commenting out loud "wow the sky is so pretty today", or "look at those beautiful flowers".
In addition, you can use this appreciation of nature to further your artistic development by taking a beautiful photo simply with your phone. There are a ton of apps on there to make really cool edits. Furthermore, you can use those photos as a reference photo if you want to draw it out later, give it a try!
Pro Tip: A friendly reminder to my hardworking, badass witches. Anything that is considered productive, or considered work does not count as vibing with yourself! This isn't about achieving, but keeping you grounded, connected with yourself, and nurturing the soul. In other words, it's all about you, boo.
There are so many ways to vibe with yourself, and I could have gone on and on. I mean come on I didn't even mention how yoga is a great way to vibe with yourself (I'm a bad yoga witch, I know) . So with that said, how do you like to vibe with yourself? Inquiring minds want to know! Leave a comment down below. Until the next one. xx