It’s Time To Pour Yourself A Cup Of Self-Care
Yes, You Should Care More About ‘Self-Care’
Let’s talk self-care.
You might be thinking “self-care? I’m too busy for that!”
There’s a big difference between adding “self-care” to the bottom of your to-do list and actually taking the time for yourself. The former will never get checked off — you won’t make the time.
You’re busy. You’re stressed. You feel that you have too many things to do, or that there are too many people to please. Maybe you’re hard at work on that next big project, or you have a million things to do before you take a vacation.
You might be able to get away with this intensity in the short term, but it doesn’t take long before your productivity plummets, your motivation wanes, and your health starts to suffer.
We are no good to anyone if we’re burnt out. And we certainly can’t perform at our best if we’re run down. In fact, when we don’t take care of ourselves, our life satisfaction drops dramatically.
If you don’t take care of yourself, all that work isn’t going to get done anyway. And if self-care doesn’t come easily to you, it might be time to learn how.
Self-care is simply the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, particularly during periods of stress. It means recognizing your limits and taking steps — small or large — to stay within them. It means thinking twice before committing to something and asking yourself if it’s a task you can handle without overloading yourself.
What is one thing you can do this week to take care of yourself?