truth behind self-care

009 – The TRUTH Behind Self-Care

Are you ready to discover the truth behind self-care? Or are you ready to love yourself a little better today? Then this episode is for you!

Peace Out and Goodbye to the idea that self-care is selfish. Despite what you have been told, Self-Care isn’t selfish. There I said it. Now that we’ve established common ground, it’s time we discover how loving ourselves helps us love others better. Are you ready to love yourself a little more today?

This week, I am sharing the TRUTH behind self-care. That’s right, I am breaking down what is Self-Care, what isn’t Self-Care, and how to implement loving yourself into your daily routine. The truth is, we can’t pour from an empty cup. In fact, the best way to show up for others is to show up for ourselves. But to ensure we become our best selves, we must first love and protect ourselves at the level we’re currently at. 

Why Self-Care is essential to our health, well-being, and happiness

So, what exactly is self-care? Well, it’s vital to our well being. Self-care brings us joy and revitalizes us. It gives us hope and healing and restoration. It allows us time to replenish and refocus. It allows us to take time to relax and center ourselves.

Self-care is necessary for growth. Self-care helps us show up for ourselves so that we may show up for others to the best of our ability

Understanding that showing up for others means we show up for ourselves

When Self-Care creates neglect, it breeds selfishness

Now, let’s discuss what self-care isn’t. Self-care isn’t overindulgence to the point of not caring about other people. When we only focus on ourselves for selfish gain to shut people out, it becomes selfish.

Self-care isn’t neglecting larger issues at hand. In fact, self-care is supposed to help us better tackle hard issues. Self-care isn’t buying candles and taking a bubble bath so you don’t have to address the more important things you’re neglecting. It’s actually quite the opposite. Self-care doesn’t ignore the problem; it’s replenishing to better address the deeper issue at hand.

How to implement self-care and self-love into your daily routine

Incorporating self-care and self-love into our daily routine is actually a lot easier than we may realize. Because taking care of yourself doesn’t just involve material things, we have a lot more freedom in what that looks like specifically for us.

  • Therapy (not just retail therapy) – being honest with someone about our feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Sharing our life with someone we trust.
  • Meditation and Prayer – getting honest with ourselves and where we are currently at with our mindset and mental health. It’s necessary for us to sit in contemplative silence as we dig deeper. Prayer is a great way for us to allow ourselves to trust God with how we think and feel. This allows us to have a mental shift or a reset.
  • Clearing clutter – clearing clutter in our lives can look like reading and deleting old emails or unsubscribing to mailing services. Or reading old messages on FB messenger or responding to missed phone calls. This can also look like organizing your home or your workspace to clear through any junk. You can also take this mentally and emotionally, spiritually, relationally, financially, etc as well.
  • Of course, you can still buy something for yourself. – this can look like getting our hair and nails done because we’ve neglected our physical appearance. Or we can order our favorite Starbucks drink on a busy workday.

Regardless of how we allow ourselves to grow and heal, self-care and self-love are absolutely necessary for our health, well-being, and happiness. The truth behind self-care is that when we decide to love ourselves, we are able to fully love others to the best of our capacity.

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