When Did You Last Invest In Self Care?

self care

If someone asked you what your definition of self care is, what would you answer?

Is self care about being aware of illness and ailments, regularly getting your nails done and your hair cut and using sun screen? Or does self care have a deeper meaning to you?

Unfortunately many people struggle to understand what self care is really all about. Beyond doing the necessary to keep them selves functioning, they make little investment in proactive and ongoing self care. Often it’s only once they become stressed, ill or overwhelmed that they are then forced into taking self care measures.

But self care should be a daily deposit into your bank of well being.

It’s not something you can do sporadically and expect to feel ‘reset’ for the next 6 months. It needs to be a practice that you continually make an effort towards because, without a regular dose of self care, you end up shortchanging yourself, and everyone else in your life too.

As hard as you try, you can’t keep giving to the world if you’re not putting essential time and caring back into yourself.

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Stop Being So Mean!

self love

Through the course of our lives, most of us are lucky enough to have people that we care about, and who care about us.

Life can be a crazy ride at times and, in our close relationships, there are often situations when we need to support each other, to build the other person up a little, and let them know that they are wonderful, loved, and absolutely perfect just the way they are.

We give out kind words, we tell them that they are so important and valuable, and we promise them that they are handsome, beautiful, smart, clever, funny and interesting.

And, if we’ve surrounded ourselves with good people, they do the same in return when we most need it.

But even when we disagree with certain aspects of our loved ones lives, we still tend to regulate our opinions and maintain a sensitivity that comes from love and a desire to protect them. We don’t rush in with harsh criticisms like “You really have got a bit fat”, or “I knew you weren’t as smart as you think you are”.

Saying things like this to someone we care about seems absolutely inconceivable to most people.

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10 Sure Ways To Self Love

Self Love Coaching

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection – Buddha

When most of us think about love, we think about the love we feel for others, give to others, and receive from those who love us. We don’t tend to think too much about love for ourselves. In fact, for many, the notion of loving oneself can seem conceited and unattractive.

And yet self love is the foundation of a good life and the generation point where love for others begins and ends.

Without loving yourself, you can never really truly love another. My mother told me so when I was young, but it took me until I was 33 to discover she was right.

So how do you grow your inner resource of self love?

Start with these 10 simple ways, and you’ll be on the sure path to discovering just how great self loving can feel.

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