Self-Care is the act of honoring yourself with love and affection, by doing something just for you that makes you feel alive and cherished. For many women, they take care of everyone else and as a result come last on the list. Paradoxically, we should really be the first on the list to care for, so that we are filled to brim with positive and nurturing energy.
When we put ourselves last, we give off a message to others that it is OK for them to put us last too. So much for healthy relationships, health habits, and happiness!
Reframing how we look at ourselves, as worthy and lovable will help to shift priorities.
I learned this lesson of self-care after many painful experiences in my life. I would blame others for my issues, hope that one day it would not be as much of a struggle, and proceed with self sabotaging behaviors that kept me on that repetitive “pain wheel”. Sound familiar? There is no one else to turn to for changing your situation, other than you! Yes, you! I came to this discovery and you can too!
You are ENOUGH to change your LIFE!
It is up to each one of us to make the decision to change and then things will change! I realized that in my 40’s!
“I am ENOUGH!” Say it over and over to yourself!
It starts with Self-Care! We must love ourselves to take care of ourselves FIRST!
Know you are enough!
Some ideas on self-love activities that do not cost a lot:
- Quiet bath or shower using essential oils
- Quiet walk in nature (no headphones allowed)
- Meditation or Yoga
- Morning journal
- Exhilarating hobby
Let your imagination take you away and get creative! Learn to make you #1! You are worth it!