Self-care is the fun stuff in our life. My definition of self-care is doing things for yourself without feeling guilty. The funny thing about self-care is it doesn’t require much. A lot of people put self-care into their daily routine as a forced thing. Then they feel tired out from it and they stop doing it. Look at the benefits of self-care.
It helps with the sensory, emotional, spiritual, physical, and social parts of us. People who take care of themselves are happier and have more stamina to get more accomplished. As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for self-care. It is so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day. Not just when you get sick. Practicing self-care isn’t always easy.
Most of us are crazy busy, have stressful jobs, or are too consumed with technology and are too busy to make time for ourselves. Me time is usually the last on our agenda. Burning the candle at both ends so-to-speak comes with significant consequences. Which may include, but are not limited to, burnout, depression, anxiety, resentment, and a whole host of other negative implications. One of the most common reasons people give for not practicing self-care is due to lack of time. While most of us have a lot going on, it’s imperative that we take time out every day for ourselves. The other nice thing about self-care is it doesn’t cost you anything.
So, let’s remember what self-care is. It’s about consistent habits, not quick fixes. It isn’t mysterious or complicated, it isn’t narcissistic or selfish, and it’s for everyone. Taking care of yourselves doesn’t mean you first, it means you too. Make happiness a priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.