Self-care tip #203 – Take care of yourself better by knowing what that means.
What is self-care?
Starting with the responsibility of our own persons needs, not necessarily for selfish reasons or self-less reasons – although it may be. Self-care may also be starting with our own selves is not so simply because it is the shortest route to doing anything we want in life. Pick something, anything. Community service. Parenting. Science research. Evangelism. Rock-in-roll. Name it. Self-care gets you there more effectively and efficiently.
Self-care is not alone-care. Self-care is a connecting force between Me and Me, Me and you, Me and all Life and Me and God.
What is self-care?
Insight. Insight to our needs. Insight to our feelings. Insight to our body function. Insight to the needs around us and how we intersect with them. Insight into our behaviors.
Self-care is insight into our own temperaments and pursuing the natural desires, talents, interests of our own design.
Choices. Choices to align ourselves with the constructive/positive efforts of our conscious and subconscious selves. Choices to respond to the insight and own our role implied by the insight. Choices to take care of our body, concretely – eat well, sleep well, exercise, drink water, take our vitamins and medications as prescribed. Choices to Love and be Loved. Choices to connect with others and relinquish the pride that drives our isolation. Choices to be as healthy as possible as a gift to yourself and to those you love.
Self-care is letting go of our history.
Self-care is grabbing responsibility for now and our future.
Self-care is knowing that no one is responsible for how I feel, behave, think or function, except Me.
Question: What is self-care for you? Please tell me your story.
- The Achilles In Us All – To Our Own Demise (friendtoyourself.com)
- Celebrate Insight, Choice, and Hope. Celebrating Can Be Self-Care. (friendtoyourself.com)
- Core Personality Types: You’re stuck with them. (jenniholbrooktalty.wordpress.com)
- Be Aware of Your Feelings and Your Body Function When Getting Friendly With Yourself (friendtoyourself.com)