Self-care: Should you practice it? [reflection/blog]

Self-care: Should you practice it? [reflection/blog]

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Self-care is a great necessity. It’s not just for people in ministry, mental health, and health care fields. It’s for everyone. Whether you work in the corporate world or are a homemaker, self-care is imperative to your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Self-care is often thought of as selfish, but it’s a way for us to truly care for our whole being. It allows us to relax, have fun, and do what brings our heart pleasure. It allows us to connect more fully with ourselves in order that we may connect more fully and be more present with others. For most people, self-care is just spending time with themselves to de-stress and promote some wellness into their lives be that through a CBD product like this, or a good bath, or something else entirely. The great thing about self-care is that there isn’t one way to do it. It’s different for each person. Whilst this is true, a lot of people do find that self-care involves pampering themselves and making themselves feel healthier. To do this, a lot of people will purchase some natural beauty products over at, for example, and will try and make themselves feel better. This is one of the best forms of self-care, however, it has to be beneficial for you.

I’ve known the importance of self-care but have admittedly placed it on the back burner far too often. I’ve come to realize that I haven’t been caring for myself enough. Instead of being consistent with practices that connect me to my and the Spirit, or enjoying the creative and fun pleasures that I’ve participated in, in the past, I have noticed how many times I zone out on the internet or in front of the t.v. instead. I truly have not cared for me as much as I should. And this is a “should,” unlike other “shoulds,” that is absolutely a must-do!

As I have become aware of my need to tap into self-care, I recently came across a quote by Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell-Krockenberger, that ignited a push in me to be more serious about caring for myself.

“It’s when you truly begin to be good to yourself that you’ll find the treasures you’ve been searching for. It’s within the process of self-love through the giving and receiving of selfcare that you’ll discover your souls purpose and ultimately, begin living the life of your dreams with passion!”

Not only is self-care important in caring for and loving myself, but it can also help me to tap more fully into my purpose? Wow! I was so inspired to get serious, that I have scheduled time on my calendar for it. In those blocks of time, I’ve begun doing things that bring me joy from reading a magazine to draw. I’m also challenging myself to get creative and really tap into things that I haven’t done in a while and things that I’ve never tried. And I must say thus far, not only am I enjoying it, but I’m also finding myself being creative in unrelated areas where I had been a little stuck.

So should you practice self-care? YES.

Go for it. Your soul needs it. And so do those around you.