A few weeks back, I committed to ramping up one area of my life significantly. It was clear that something different was needed. Some rest, yes, and a few tweaks. Maybe another level entirely.
So, I decided to start with me (favorite strategy #1: all good change begins inside) — with self care. The plan was to take something I’m already pretty good at (favorite strategy #2: develop your strengths) and make it even better.
Taking good care of ourselves is the opposite of selfish.
How we treat ourselves forms the foundation for how we are “out there” in the world. More than we’d all like to admit. Not on board with this idea? Consider what makes you feel really, really good inside. And then think about how “fantastic” your life would feel if every single day went by without having any of those experiences.
Conscious self care — giving those experiences to ourselves — is, for most of us, a process. It’s a commitment and a choice to create the habit. It requires questioning and listening and taking action. It asks us to know who we actually are, what matters to us and what we need at this point in our lives. (Basically, it’s like everything else in life, right?)
Ramping up my own self care has also been an invitation.
An invitation to look at what it means to integrate self care at a fairly radical level