7 Days of Self Care

 

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brown

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It is so easy for us to forget take care of ourselves.  We are often so busy taking care of those around us that we tend to overlook our own needs. We don’t eat properly, suffer from lack of sleep, get stressed and overwhelmed – and yet maintain the expectation that we have to keep going ….and expect that we can continue to live on autopilot.

When you ignore and neglect your own legitimate needs it has the potential to lead to illness and burnout.

We all tend to live busy lives and it can feel like a luxury if we take a break to look after ourselves. Then there is the belief that if we just keep going and push ourselves to the point of exhaustion, we will be more successful, more appreciated and a better person. Really?

Is that really the case?

Is this what the inner critic little voice in your head is telling you? Is it telling you you don’t have enough time or you are not worthy taking time out to pamper yourself?

“There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” — Jennifer Williamson

Remember you are a person, not a machine. You have a right to kindness and loving tender care.

Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.”L.R. Knost

When we neglect our self-care, it is harder for us to function at our optimum level. We are more at risk of developing burnout and allowing stress to overtake us. So it is vitally important we take the time to look after ourselves.

So what do we mean when we say  -make time for self-care?    

Self care is any sort of activity that we deliberately choose to do to take care of our physical. emotional and mental health.  The habits or practices that are crucial for us to get the best out of our everyday life.

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For example, it is important to exercise and look after your body  no matter how busy you are. There are many forms of exercise so it is a matter of finding one that you can slot into your lifestyle and schedule.

Your exercise could be combined with yoga or mindfulness to gain of our thoughts and emotions.

Make sure you get plenty of sleep as this has a major impact on how you feel both physically and emotionally.

And of course be aware of your diet and what you are fuelling your body with.

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”  – Anna Quindlen

The key to improved mood and reduced anxiety is good self care practice, as well as a key to maintaining a good relationship both with oneself and others. Good self-care is the key to a good relationship with oneself and others as well as improved mood and reduced anxiety.

When you ignore and neglect your own legitimate needs it has the potential to lead to illness and burnout.

Making an effort to take timeout to restore yourself does not mean you’ll be doing someone else harm. Rather by taking the time and learning to practice reasonable self-care, you will be much better equipped physically and emotionally to help others.

And sometimes it can be as simple as doing something that makes you feel like yourself again.

Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” ― Frances Ryan

Take care of yourself the in the way you would want someone else to take care of you if you were unable to take care of yourself.  Only then will you have the inclination and energy to do the same for others.

No matter what age or stage you are in life, make self care a priority. You are worthy of self nurture and you do deserve it! Get started today!

We must never forget to take care of ourselves no matter how busy life gets. Without devoting some of your time to self care, it will be much harder for you to live a fulfilling and happy life.

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I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal—a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE—capital B-E—with myself.”Oprah Winfrey