In this day and age, taking care of yourself seems counterintuitive, even self-serving. Most of us grew up hearing that we need to consider the needs of others before ourselves. But the truth of the matter is, we can’t pour from an empty cup.
Other people are going to need us— that’s a part of life. But if we have nothing to give them, we not only don’t help them, we become more and more depleted until we’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and out of the game.
The solution is simple: planning and implementing healthy self-care strategies. This not only helps our own well being, but leaves us far better equipped to help others. Here are some of the suggestions we give our clients who need to replenish their physical and emotional wellbeing.
Are You Taking Care of Yourself?
It’s amazing how transformative the decision to take care of yourself physically and emotionally can be. The smallest steps can make the biggest difference, as long as they are done intentionally and consistently. You’ll notice an improvement not only in how you feel, but in the spirits and attitudes of people around you who are seeing the positive changes you’ve made. There’s no time like the present to start taking care of yourself— and start feeling better.
What are some of your favorite strategies for self-care? Share your success stories in the comments!