We have come to a day and age where self-care is often considered indulgent and selfish. This common perception could not be farther from the truth. Self-care is about taking care of your body, mind and spirit. It is about learning self-responsibility.
This is important if you struggle with constantly feeling responsible for others. I was reminded of this as I read, The Language of Letting Go the other day. My closest girl friends and I have been talking about this for years. So many people consider self-care as going to have their nails done. This is a limited of a vision of what self-care truly is.
We need to take care of ourselves, spiritually, mentally and physically. This ensures we can truly be helpful and effective in our loved ones lives. You may have heard of the old saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” Self-care means learning to show love for ourselves and our wellbeing. We are ultimately responsible for our own health and healing and many of us forget that. It is time to fill your cup up!
So no, self-care is not a selfish, self-centered, behavior of the “me generation”. Self-care is about loving yourself and taking responsibility for your well-being. It’s time to let go of the constant need to control and be responsible for the people around us.
Be an example of health, and wellness by living it. Show others how to take care of themselves by taking care of yourself.