Life moves, its quick, it’s hectic and at times it can be very consuming. Regardless of all that a moment is needed. A moment where you can ask yourself what have you done for you lately.
With work, schooling, family, friends and the thousands of other obligations we task ourselves with, we forget to take care of ourselves.
We tell ourselves that everything that is for someone else or that concerns others is the priority. In some instances that is true. However, if we aren’t careful we can end up neglecting ourselves in regards to our self-care which can have an impact on our overall health; both physically and mentally.
So with all that being said, how do we ensure that we take time to make ourselves the priority and carve out time for self-care?
The first step in making any change is acknowledging the need for it. That need is there when we are feeling unbalanced, overworked and exhausted and in all honesty that need is there in general so that we can avoid ending up feeling like that.
Now the key moving forward to address that need is SELF-CARE.
Self-Care for some can be something as basic as taking a shower, drinking enough water in a given day and getting enough sleep at night. For others, it can be going to a doctors appointment that has been rescheduled 5 times in the past two months. Self-care is an individualized plan to address aspects of your life and self that you want to nurture, nourish and/or change. It’s about doing things that make you feel and are good for you.
Making the time for self-care is essential to our emotional, spiritual, mental and physical well-being. Self-care for us is like water to a plant. For that plant to grow it needs to be watered. We need to be watered, we need self-care for our own growth and healing.
So, my question to you now is what are you going to do for you?