Does it seem like self-care is only for people who have a ton of disposable income and time on their hands? Well, that’s not true. Also that’s not where the intention of self-care has started.
Self-care is for those of us with a cause
If you’re fighting for a cause or working on something bigger than yourself, you need the downtime. None of us can run on an empty tank, and self-care can refuel us. The road may be long and hard, but don’t let that stop you from pursuing what’s on your heart.
Self-care is for those of us with a lot of responsibilities
Many of us wear multiple hats, and we know each hat is equally important in our lives. Unfortunately if we are exhausted, or all hats get the commitment they deserve. For me, as important as parenting is, writing is also important. I make sure I create time to do both, and take naps in the afternoon with the kid.
Self-care is for those of us who want to give our best
Are you the giving type that people always come to when they need help on something, and you have a really hard time saying no? It’s because you want to do your best, I know. But do know that everything can’t be done at 100% if you don’t take time to yourself. You are your biggest asset, and your longest relationship in your life. Act like it.
I’m not saying self-care is for everybody. If you have no intentions of slowing down, than self-care is not going to work for you. I do recommend you take it easy before burnout happens though, because it’s not fun. Are you overwhelmed and unsure where to start? Then grab the guide to take the mini quiz inside. I got easy steps to get you started at each self-care stage.