Quick quote with some thoughts.
Self-care is such an important concept, it’s so important for body, mind, and soul, but still so many people don’t practice it. How high is self-care on your daily to do list, is it somewhere on the top, or maybe all the way at the bottom.
When I got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, I learned the hard way how important self-care is. That you can’t give from an empty cup, and that when you keep on putting everything and everyone else before you, that at one point your body will say enough is enough. It might not be as extreme as cancer, but your body will tell you.
Many woman have been taught to put their husbands and children first, to basically ignore their own needs. I still hear women say that their children come first etc. I understand your children are important, but if you don’t take moments on the day for yourself, to just pause, and be, how are you going to be there for others. It doesnt mean that you spent most of your day just on you, but there is a balance. And honestly a self-care practice doesnt have to take long. You can take a shower in the morning before your kids wake up. And not just a quick mindless shower, but a very mindful one. That you feel your touch on your skin when you wash your body, truly feel the temperature of the water, how and where the water hits your body. You can also why you apply soap on your body, while you wash yourself say affirmations of love to yourself.
Ok I was not going to write s whole long post about this. Maybe some day I’ll come back to this subject and write an actual post with more tips.
Just take a moment to close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, and just be for as moment, sit in love, and be present.