With every act of self care your authentic self gets stronger and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side. I am always on my side `
Self care is not selfish. I repeat....Self care is not selfish.
Self care is necessary to keep your body and your soul alive and well. It's more than just taking care of your body. It's taking care of your mind, your emotions and every part of yourself.
Taking time to nurture yourself is critical for your wellbeing. It's hard to take care of others close to you if you do not take care of yourself first. It is not a sign of weakness, but a sign that you have the inner strength to give your body what it needs to feel nourished, loved and cared for.
Charles Bukowski the poet writes "If you have the ability to love, love yourself first!"
It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick. Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of self-care and can help you stay healthy, happy, and resilient.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to engage in self-care. You can read about self-care strategies, join self-care programs, or work with a coach or therapist who can help support your progress. No matter what you choose, the goal is to figure out which self-care strategies work best for you, learn how to use these strategies, and implement them in your regular routine so you can boost your well-being not only today but forever.
Here is a self care Bingo Card. Check of as many square as you can for your self care.
It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.