This week, we continue our series with step four, which is self-care. Nourish your body, mind, and spirit; set clear boundaries; and be your own best friend and advocate. Wow, this is a hard one sometimes. We take care of others but don’t always take the time to care for ourselves. Your body needs lots of water, exercise, and whole foods to operate at its best. Your mind and soul need proper nourishment too! Reading books or listening to audio programs to enrich your life. Standing up for what you want and need and not allowing others to cross those lines that you set. Fighting as fiercely for yourself as you do others. Self-care isn’t selfish.
Something to Think About
When you feel good, you can be stronger for those who need you. They don’t always know when you are depleted, but you know. Those who care about you want you to take care of you. When you do, you also set an amazing example for those around you to practice self-care.
Take care of yourself this week. What area of your life needs some TLC this week?
Words of Wisdom
Self-care is how you take your power back. – Lalah Delia
Take time to do what makes your soul happy. – Unknown
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore. – C. JoyBell C.
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Bertrand Russell
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. – Jean Shinoda Bolen