If you think or feel that self-care is selfish, I dare you to answer this one question: If you do not take care of yourself, who is going to do it for you?
Why is self care important
The answer is simple: if you don’t take care of you, you won’t be there to take care of everything else. So many of us, especially women, take on the roll of care-giver. You likely take care of your partner, your child(ren), others’ children, parents, grandparents, siblings, household responsibilities, work duties, kids’ sports, the list is long and wide. Each and every aspect of life requires something from. As much as many do not want or like to admit it, you take care of everything and everyone but you. What happens though, when you run out of gas and your energy is depleted? Obviously, there is only one answer: in one way or another, you crash! It’s not a question of “if” you crash either; it is a question of “when” will it happen? How severe will the crash be? Who will take care of things when you physically and mentally are not capable of continuing, and will you be able to bounce back from it?
What is self care
Self care is the way your provide for your own mental and physical well-being. It includes everything from the food you eat to the amount rest you receive and the of sleep you get. Contrary to what is common, no person was created to do it all, or be it all. In other words, even those invisible “superman/woman capes” that so many think they have, those don’t exist. Even the pretend versions of them will rip, tear, and fall apart at the seams when you do not put your personal care first.
How do you practice self-care
Self-care can be achieved by many ways. As noted above, it involves every aspect of your daily life. Every bite, byte, and bit that in any way influences you mentally and physically plays a role in how you care for yourself. This is just a small list of ways that you can improve the way you feel and care for yourself:
- Personal Boundaries
- Time Management
- Regular Sleep
- Scheduled Quiet Time
- Healthier Eating Habits
- Physical Activity
- Relaxation, Rejuvenation, and Rest
Hypnosis improves self care
Hypnosis is proven to be one of the easiest, safest, most beneficial ways of making changes in your life. By-passing the critical factors and self-arguments and going directly to the source, where decisions are made and experiences are stored, you are enabled to make the changes you need and want. The struggles of making change is then removed and the success you desire becomes 2nd-nature to you. This helps you reach your goals quicker and empowers you to have lasting results.
You take care of your car, your house, your spouse, kids, parents, other people, job, pets… everything but you – it’s time to put you first! There is nothing selfish about that. In fact, taking care of you is the best gift you can give those who love you.