"Self Care is not selfish or self indulgent. We cannot nurture others from a dry well. we need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give others from our surplus, our abundance." ~ Jennifer Louden ~
Self Care. We all need it. But, the action, or even thought, of self-care is often accompanied by a sense of guilt or selfishness.
"Oh, I wish I could do that, I just do NOT have time." "I feel guilty saying NO to other people." "I am too busy taking care of the kids." "I have to... I should..."
It is okay to do things for others. It is necessary to spend your time doing "tasks", such as paying the bills, grocery shopping, and fulfilling the duties and expectations of a responsible adult. However, it is valuable and necessary to take care of YOU, too!
Here are topics we can explore: ~ Your wants and needs ~ Steps to achieve your wants and needs ~ Learn to say "Yes" to yourself ~ Learn to say "No" to others ~ How to cultivate mindfulness ~ Mindful exercises ~ Detours & Roadblocks ~ Self Care activities ~ Self Care Plans
Self-care leads to satisfaction. Satisfaction leads to a full emotional battery. Everyone around you benefits!