It’s that time of year again…

It’s that time of year again…

Why we should maybe look at giving ourselves a spiritual and emotional MOT…

by Christopher Burns on Unsplash

We all know that time… the dreaded day when we have to take our car in to the garage for it’s annual MOT. The time when we sit, waiting tensely, desperately hoping that it will pass and not cost us too much.

The thing is, we spend a lot of time worrying about it, and yet, we can go from year to year to year, without even considering giving our minds an MOT. We only ever seem to think about our minds, when something has gone wrong. We only ever really look at how we’re feeling if we actually need to. If you think about it, we actually give more attention to our cars than we do to our own minds.

I’m as guilty of this as anyone. I brush aside concerns, and chastise myself, insisting that I should be stronger, and that I should be able to hold things together, when, in truth, it is a sign of strength to be able to really look at yourself and assess how you’re dealing with things.

Sometimes, there might be small things that need adjustment; the odd tweak here and there… but sometimes, we might just uncover what could potentially be an unexploded bomb in our minds, which, if caught soon enough, can be safely disarmed without any major upsets.

The key here, is that we must not be afraid to give ourselves this check over. We check our cars, we even check our bodies, booking ourselves in for an annual check up, so why are we so reluctant to check our minds.

This is something that I’m only just beginning to learn, but already, it’s made a huge difference to me. The truth is, we can only put out fires that we know are there, so we really need to be checking for them on a regular basis.

Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.


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