Self-care is NOT selfish. Remember that you can not pour from an empty cup or serve from an empty bowl. Self-care should not take from you, it is meant to refuel you. We all need self-care to be able to give our best selves and be our best.
Self-care is NOT trying to fix yourself it is about taking CARE of yourself. Self-care is NOT a guilty pleasure, rather an important aspect of ones overall well-being.
Remember there are many different forms of self-care. Self-care is not one size fits all, it is individual. Self-care does NOT need to be fancy, just needs to be effective. Self-care should not be expensive to be effective.
Everyone NEEDS self-care. Some might need it more often then others. But we all need self-care to be our best selves. Self-care is NOT a one size fits all, it needs to be personal for it to effective and beneficial.
There is no wrong way to practice self-care. Don’t worry what everyone else is doing for self-care, it is about not worrying about the social pressure but rather what works for you. Self-care is not about pleasing the people around you. Self-care is about you and what you NEED.
Self-care is not about pleasing the people around you. If self-care is bringing worry and other negative emotions, than it is not the right activity or time. Self-care should make you relaxed and more focused on what is around you. Self-care should not have a negative impact on your life. It is meant to improve your quality of life.
Something else to remember is that self-care is NOT a last resort it is a preventative measure. Self-care helps to counteract burnout. We all deserve time-out, time for ourselves.
Self-care is NOT selfish, it is essential!