Why self-care, you may ask.
The answer is simple.
Because you are important.
I’ve learned that an upgraded life starts with taking care of you. Making time for you.
And you know what? Only you can do it.
I’ve seen many women discarding themselves and their time, putting others first. And I’ve seen them become so tired, full of resentment. They end up with low self-worth and self-esteem. Sometimes they burn out. All this responsibility, all this caring. And no way to recharge themselves.
However, you should embrace your self-care fully, without guilt or shame. No matter what your life looks like right now.
It’s like the old cliché of the oxygen mask. You have to put on your own mask first before you help your kid. I know you’ll say: “I’m not doing that!. My kid goes first.” But what happens if you pass out? Who’s gonna take care of your kid’?
Because only by giving to yourself, you can give to others.
So it’s time to step up. To take responsibility for yourself and treat yourself as the person who deserves her own time, her own pleasure. To feed her own soul. To live according to her own values.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” Audre LordeAudre Lorde