In a time of increased violence, divisiveness, and fear, Self-Care is as bold a revolutionary act as any. When asking yourself what you can do in response to what is happening in our communities, country, and world, consider Self-Care at the top of your list. When considering a new year’s resolution, Self-Care is a MUST-DO! Let’s make it sustainable so you can have a new fabulous and healthy new year’s resolution next year!
Let Self-Care be your lighthouse, your navigation, your guide for decisions and behaviors.
“A world in which self-care has to be such a trendy topic is a world that is sick. Self-care should not be something we resort to because we are so absolutely exhausted that we need some reprieve from our own relentless internal pressure. True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.” – Brianna Wiest https://www.briannawiest.com/
Self-Care is usually not ‘the cool’ thing to do. In a culture where we embrace and revere’ busyness’, and we value strength and independence as golden assets, Self-Care has a hard time finding its place.
“The uncertainty and unpredictability tied to the future of our nation is affecting the health and well-being of many Americans in a way that feels unique to this period in recent history.” (Nov 1, 2017, American Psychological Association)
What are you doing for your own Self-Care? Take a minute to brainstorm everything you do for your own Self-Care. In order to do this you will have to take a minute to consider what Self-Care means to you. Don’t get too bogged down and don’t look anything up, just jot down a brainstormed list.
I want you to easily and confidently walk the Self-Care talk. I want you to thrive, despite your immersion in a sometimes violent and almost always stressful environment. I want you to embrace Self-Care as an act of justice. I believe this is what is needed right now as we teeter on the brink between wellness and dis-ease. In many ways our lives and cultures are fear-based. We are often trying to one-up each other in our efforts, our successes, our busyness. We are often struggling to stay young and look young in a culture that doesn’t support or honor the ageing process. We are surrounded by a culture that says what we have and who we are is never enough. We need more compassion. What we are doing now is not enough. We aren’t taking care of our needs and those of our friends and families enough to feel balanced and healthy in our lives. There are many great books on Self-Care techniques. None of this seems to be translating to us practicing sustained Self-Care. We have so many things vying for our attention and so much increase in fear.
It is time to turn inwards and turn towards each other. Join me in my new commitment to my own Self-Care through my new blog and join the Self-Care Revolution!!!!!!!!!!!
Start by taking this Self-Care assessment and join me!