Freedom Day 8

Honesty

    I want to share a piece of a conversation that I had with my friend yesterday evening. It went a little something like this…. Friend: “Hey girl, Hey! Me: Lol, Hey girl, Hey!” That’s one of our MANY little things. Conversation continues…. Friend: “How are you, how was your day?” Me: “My day was well, thank you. How was yours?” She proceeded to share her day with me. Me: I seen that you had called me yesterday, but I was washing TV so I didn’t answer.” Now I’m sure many are reading this and thinking, “How rude!” I’m going to explain to you why it’s not.

Although, my friend did have a rough day and it would’ve been nice if I would have picked up the phone, she was able to speak to another friend who told her EXACTLY what she needed. In addition, I was being honest. I really did ignore her call, because I was watching television. Don’t get me wrong now, I love my friend and I try to be there for her whenever possible, but that particular day I was having a rough day myself. You see, watching TV is my coping skill and at that particular time I was doing what is called, Self-care.

Self-care is very important, especially for someone like myself. I spend at least 60% of my day tending to the behavioral, mental and spiritual needs of others. So saying no or simply not answering a phone call, is my way of staying sane in this crazy life of mine. My point in all of this, is that sometimes you have to take a step back and do what’s best for you and it’s okay to be honest about it. I believe the more honest we are about things such as self- care, the more normalized it will become. Causing more people to take part in such a vital part of life. in addition to that, I believe as we become more honest with ourselves and others in general then subsequently you will find freedom.

Honesty

I want to share a piece of a conversation that I had with my friend yesterday evening. It went a little something like this….
Friend: “Hey girl, Hey!

Me: Lol, Hey girl, Hey!” (That’s one of our MANY little things).
Conversation continues….

Friend: “How are you? How was your day?”

Me: “My day was well, thank you. How was yours?”
(She proceeded to share her day with me. )

Me: “I seen that you had called me yesterday, but I was watching TV so I didn’t answer.”

Now I’m sure many are reading this and thinking, “How rude!” I’m going to explain to you why it’s not.
Although, my friend did have a rough day and it would have been nice if I would have picked up the phone, she was able to speak to another friend who told her EXACTLY what she needed. In addition, I was being honest.
I really did ignore her call, because I was watching television. Don’t get me wrong now, I love my friend and I try to be there for her whenever possible, but that particular day I was having a rough day! You see, watching TV is my coping skill and at that particular time I was doing what is called, self- care.

Self-care is very important, especially for someone like myself. I spend at least 60% of my day tending to the behavioral, mental and spiritual needs of others. So saying, “No”, or simply not answering a phone call, is my way of staying sane in this crazy life of mine.
My point in all of this, is that sometimes you have to take a step back and do what’s best for you! Its okay to be honest about it. I believe the more honest we are about things such as self- care, the more normalized it will become. This will cause more people to take part in such a vital part of life. In addition to that, I believe as we become more honest with ourselves and others we will subsequently obtain FREEDOM!

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