Self-Care Tip – Set your self-care free. Be a friend to yourself.
Self-care just is.
The problem about saying self-care starts and ends with Me is that people forget about the journey it travels between here and there. People become fearful that it means alone-care, apart-from-God-care, selfish-care, and so on.
When we take care of “Me,” we can connect more with others, including God, have more inside of us to give to others, and have more interest in the world around. The opposite disables our abilities to do those things. Again we say, “Can’t give what we don’t have.”
God gave us this person, “Me,” to take care of. He considers “Me” valuable and of high priority. He celebrates with me and cheers me on. He stands beside me and He doesn’t see self-care as having exclusionary implications to anyone else.
Please, shake it off. Self-care is no more of a moral issue than anything else. It just is. It is a choice, a freedom, an opportunity. It is as much about salvation as any other act of good or bad, and has no influence on our worth. It just is.
Lord, What must I do to be saved?
– Paul’s Jailer. Me. Could be you.
Questions: How do you speak to the stigma in your church, community or self toward being a friend to yourself? How do you get to Me, despite the pressure to pay-up to all the others around you in emotional and physical energy first? How is your relationship with God when you are friendly with yourself? Please tell me your story.
- Self-Care is For Everyone, Regardless of Circumstance (friendtoyourself.com)
- Know What You Are Fighting For – Your Right To Journey. (friendtoyourself.com)
- Owning Our Choices Is Self-Care Even When It Feels Painful To Do (friendtoyourself.com)
- Self-care is Not Selfish But You Might Feel Alone (friendtoyourself.com)
- Can You be Nourished in a Crazy Hectic Life? (connection-revolution.com)
- Why Preventive Health Just Makes Good Sense (drtimmorley.com)
- Taking Care of Ourselves (toddlohenry.com)
- Guilt-free Self-care (cherryoneill.wordpress.com)