What is Self-Care?
Self-care is the things we do to protect, maintain and improve our health and wellbeing.
It is all about treating yourself as kindly as you would treat others (self compassion).
Why is self- care important?
Remember the oxygen mask analogy ? Among the any instructions while taking off on a flight, the one about the oxygen mask always sticks with me.You can only save the one beside you, if you have the oxygen mask on first.If you pass out first, you can’t be much help to the one beside.In fact, you might become more of a hindrance.
Nobody can serve from an empty cup.
Self care is not self indulgent, selfish or vain as you might have been lead to believe earlier.Self care helps us feel calmer, more relaxed & less stressed.It makes you more confident to acknowledge to yourself, your family & the world that you are important too. It builds your self esteem, without letting others take you for granted.
How do you plan to take some time for self care today ?
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the REST we take between two deep breaths” ~ Etty Hillesum
Be on the look out for more on the topic of “Self -care” coming up soon in my blogposts. Meanwhile, I’d love for you to share some of the ways you practice self care in your comments here.
Sharing some of my published posts on the topic of self-care for your interest, in the links below.