Many people believe self-care or putting yourself first is selfish - the truth is far from it. It's so important that we are well cared for and who better to do it then ourselves. We can't help others or contribute well unless our own lives and wellbeing is prioritised. If not we burn out, get too tired, have low energy, are badly nourished, hungover, unkind to ourselves or simply put ourselves to the bottom of the pile where is hard to achieve even the smallest thing.
Self care brings energy, compassion, vibrancy, a sense of worth and encourages our purpose and meaning. We will be healthier happier, stronger, more creative better able to cope with challenges, stimulated - need I go on?
Profound change can come with a simple change in attitude towards ourselves, and some action too. So make a list of 10 things that you can do that make yourself feel good that don't cost anything but you know they make you feel relaxed, calm, happy and worth it. If you treat yourself well, you role model to others how they might treat you, themselves and others. You can see my list - what's on yours? Take a pen and paper and write it down, make sure you stick it up where you will see it and do at least two every day (getting up to doing all ten ideally!). It's your human right to be kind to yourself, so you can take a firm place in this world - the rest will follow.
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A counsellor (Prof. Dip) and psychotherapist (MSc) sharing inspiration and tips for better wellbeing. My knowledge is freely given, please feel free to share after asking! Let's help each other lead satisfying meaningful lives.