Girl, you need self-care

Why self-Care is important “Yes, taking care of yourself is important girl!”

Often times, we women put everyone else before ourselves. We jump at the idea of taking the needs of our children, family members, our community, society and whoever needs care, love, and affection. But… what about us? We often times run out of gas and are on our way to pour into another being. I am not saying that helping others is bad or should be frowned upon. As a matter of fact, help as many people as you can! Discover your gift and help others reach their full potential while using that gift that God gave you (Another article). While making the world a better place, do not forget that you as a worthy individual on this earth deserves some loving too. What is self-care and why you need it “Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.”

Self-care is basically caring for one’s self in a loving way. It is giving your soul, mind, body, and emotion a rest. Whether it be journaling, sleeping, reading a nice book, or else. When you take on the initiative to protect your wellbeing, sanity, and happiness you are practicing the act of self-care and that my sister is good. That is very beneficial for you to do so. If you cannot take care of yourself how can you take care of others or how can you succeed in every area of your life? Human beings are like rechargeable batteries. We can go and work all day long but we need to wind down and relax to recharge. A common misconception is that practicing self-care is selfish. No, it is not. Practicing self-care is putting you first so that you can go back out there and take on whatever task, goal or dream you want to accomplish. Here are some tips to help you get in gear when it comes to self-care. First, be aware that self-care is not selfish. You are taking accountability for your health and that alone is commendable. If you do not take care of yourself, who else will? So no, self-care is not selfish. It is putting you first and that is amazing sis. Second, spend time alone and be your own best friend. Treat yourself the same way you would treat your best friend. Pay more attention to your own needs, your goals, your dreams, and your problems. Third, know that you can say “No” and that it is perfectly fine. You do not have to say “yes” to everything just to please others. Your body, mind, and spirit need your “Yes” too you know. With all that said, take time for yourself, sis. You deserve it. Much love

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