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I have always cringed at the term 'self-care'. The term just makes me uncomfortable.
Maybe because something deep within me feels weak when I hear it; like I’m not enough or I can’t handle what life throws at me.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been an athlete all my life, or because I was raised in a fast paced, entrepreneurial family.
At six-years-old, I remember walking behind my dad at the store. He kept a fast pace. I yelled ahead, “Wait up Dad, slow down!”. His reply, “Hurry up, speed up, catch up, run!”
So that’s what I did most of my life. I hurried up, sped up, caught up and ran. If I was in pain, I sucked it up and worked through it. If I was tired, I kept going. If I was sad or upset, I pushed those feelings aside and moved forward.
In my mind, self-care meant slowing down, not progressing; for those who couldn’t keep up. To use a term from my grandpa, I thought self-care was for ‘sissies.’
But then I learned…
Self-care is the very thing that allows us to do everything we want to do in and with our lives. It is what gives us the energy, strength and resilience to keep going.
When you don’t take care of yourself, are too hard on your body, or ignore your emotional needs, you are at much higher risk for burnout, a variety of mental health issues including anxiety and depression, and physical injury and illness. Not taking care of yourself will always catch up to you.
Self-care isn’t for sissies. Self-care is not for the weak. It is not a luxury. And it is not selfish.
Self-care nourishes your mind, body and spirit and allows you to thrive.
It increases your happiness, ability to be successful and the quality of your life and relationships.
When I look at it that way, not as something for the weak, but as something to help us live our best lives, then instead of becoming an ‘nice to have’ it becomes an important and essential part of life.In fact, I now know it’s the only way to live my fullest life.
That’s why I’m excited to share my latest article complete with 30 simple and convenient ways to practice self-care so you can live your best life.
I’ve got you covered from an integrative wellness approach - mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Here’s to taking care of yourself so you can live a life you love!