Self-care is an act of self-love, it is the willingness to nourish your mind, body, and soul and to prioritize your well-being. In our society, it is common for self-care to be placed on the back-burner until we experience symptoms of burnout and dis-ease. Burnout and dis-ease are signs that we have neglected ourselves for far too long. The purpose of this blog post is to reach you prior to experiencing symptoms of burnout and dis-ease and to remind you to prioritize your self-care.
Although most of us know self-care is important, something holds us back from doing it. One such barrier to self-care is the idea that self-care is selfish. Despite its popularity, this myth is not true. The truth is by taking care of ourselves, we become better friends, partners, parents, family members, leaders, and citizens. By challenging self-care myths and barriers, you can cultivate a positive relationship with yourself that will serve you well.
What are some of your beliefs about self-care? How do these beliefs support or hinder your self-care practice? What is the next step you can take to give yourself permission to enhance your self-care practice?
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