What comes to mind when you think of self-care? Does your mind see a woman pampering herself in a tub of bubbles, with candles flicker, and a glass of wine in her hand? How about a woman stretched out on the sofa reading a good book?
At its core, self-care is a set of rituals, regimes and simple daily practices that help you to re-charge, repair, regroup and replenish yourself to achieve balance.
Self-care is for everybody and every single body. It spans gender, age, ethnicity, economics and social class and culture.
Self-care is taking time to focus on yourself. Typically self-care is marketed to women and you can see it all over social media with lots of pictures of wine, women gathering and laughing, meditation, massage, vacations in tropical locations, body products, hot tea with a journal or book, wine, and smoothies.
You know what, that is just a part of self-care and the pursuit of peace and balance. Frankly, self-care is a challenge and what I have found is that self-care is a non-negotiable disciplined practice and extremely personal. There is none of that ‘one size’ fits all formulas or practice and you don’t just wake up one morning and say to yourself ‘I’m doing some self-care today!’ This practice of self-care is gaining popularity, it’s all the rage in conversations.
You’re probably wondering where to begin, listen to yourself. Listen to your body and connect to the spirit within you and you will know where to start. The next step is trying many different practices to find what fits you perfectly…that will repairs and refreshes your soul and your body.
I’ve attached the 1st part of my discussion on Live the GOOD Life Show. Here’s the link: