Self care starts with realizing your worth.
In today’s society where we have everything at our fingertips we often feel a sense of needing to accomplish it all at once. Self care can often take a back seat to our lives. Sometimes we push ourselves to the bottom of the list.
We don’t drink enough water.
We skip the gym.
We eat fast food.
We don’t make the phone call.
We skip doctors appointments.
We ignore a symptom.
We don’t read the book.
Why do we do these things? Because we live in a world of right now, most important, have to be done tasks. We live in a place where we literally are never out of touch. There is nowhere to hide. Our phones are our portable offices, and we spend a lot of time feeling guilty about where we spend our time.
Stopping to take care of ourselves can be seen as selfish. Time at the gym while your husband/wife makes dinner, spending time on a hobby instead of answering an email, a night out with friends while your children stay with the in-laws. These things are hard to balance, and hard to explain to ourselves when the world around us says, be ready, get your work done, be available, everything is an emergency.
You know what- I want to change that name- it isn’t selfish, it is self worth.
We don’t drink enough water. Your body needs water to function We skip the gym. You body needs physical movement to keep working. We eat fast food. Food is fuel. We shouldn’t deprive our bodies or feed it junk We don’t make the phone call. Our relationships keep our emotional health happy. We skip doctors appointments. Regular visits with the doctor help us to be on top of our health We ignore a symptom. Symptoms are a signal – we need to follow through. We don’t read the book. Books help us explore our world, our self, or escape reality for a moment of time.
The reality is that the guilt we feel when taking the time to do things for ourselves is placed there by how we think others feel about us. About or decisions, as parents, business people, athletes, lovers, women/men, daughters /sons,
Why do we care so much? The world we live in is a world that values our Social Media standing over our self worth standing. We need to take back self care – Go to the gym, read the book, go on the date, call your friends, listen to the symptoms, get your check ups, and even spoil yourself with a massage, your nails, your hair, whatever makes you feel better about you! Self care is so not selfish, and it is necessary for you to grow.
I challenge you to pick one piece of self care that you wish you had in your life right now, and then Set goals to make it a reality. Feel free to comment here to dd some accountability!