This is not a know-it-all post. I’m learning as I go but I do want to share with what is working for me so far. I won’t go into the why. Everyone has their own reasons why and I’ve shared mine.
This website/journal is a great vehicle, for example. I can write down my thoughts and return to them later. It doesn’t have to make sense to anyone else. It doesn’t have to have all the answers. But the process of writing is therapeutic. It is a stream of consciousness.
After that I try to find my own space. Not just physical space but time as well. 30-60 minutes a day is do-able. In your room, in the car, on a meal break at work. Wherever and whenever it takes to practice self-care, meditation.
Go for a walk, sit on the porch, spend some time in solitude and focus on your breathing. Your quiet. I’ve shared my desire with those around me and most are supportive. I’ve shared my thoughts and feelings and what is desirable to me. The act of sharing this mindfulness, like I am doing now, can be powerful.