Dear Qui Talks: How Do You Take Care Of Yourself?

Dear Qui Talks,

Since returning to NYC for the summer, I’ve stopped my normal routine. I always meditated and prayed every morning and night as well as given my self some alone time from day to day. Since being back in the Big Apple, I have not been able to keep up with that routine because I haven’t had time alone or even time to pray.

Being back home with my mom and sister, brought me back to my childhood. Constantly being called by my mom to run errands both in and out of the house, having to help my younger sister with everything, doing chores, and arguing with my sisters, niece, and cousin. It feels like I’ve never left and because of that my daily self-loving routines have gone out the window.

Lately, I have been feeling unsettled and continually agitated. I kept thinking to myself, “why am I so annoyed?” I haven’t felt like this since I left New York. Then it clicked, I reverted backward and stopped taking care of myself. Once that thought came to mind while walking down 5th Ave, my old sister stopped in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and wanted us to go in and pray. From there, things started to line up again. I prayed, then miraculously came home to an empty house (which hasn’t happened since being back), meditated and had a great night sleep. Upon waking up this morning, I meditated peacefully and prayed.

Let me tell you, I have not felt more at peace since being here. Writing finally came back to me naturally without a force. So this drives me to ask you….How do you take care of yourself?

Talkers, when you are feeling uneasy, what do you do to get back to being centered?


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