When you think about self-care how do you feel about it?
Be very honest when you answer this question.
A lot has been said and written about self-care.
For a lot of people perhaps even for you, self-care means being selfish and self-centred.
Now because you know very well that you are not selfish or self-centred, you may start this conversation with yourself saying that the other always comes first and that you always put the needs of the other first. You convince yourself that you always come second, sometimes last.
When you enter this conversation with yourself, what are you really saying to yourself about yourself?
Well, you are saying that you are not worthy as a person to be considered first.
You are saying that you don’t deserve to be put ahead of the needs of the other.
You also have a false sense of dedication to others if you don’t include yourself.
Self-care doesn’t mean any of it. Quite the opposite.
Self-care means self-love, self-respect, self-worth and the certainty that you deserve to come first.
Self-care also means the responsibility that you have for your physical and mental health.
In other words, you always come first; your physical and mental health always come first. Then when you can, when you choose to, you consider the other.
Only when you put yourself first you can truly help others.
Let’s take action right now.
When it comes to self-care be honest with yourself.
You are as much of a human being as anyone else.
You are as worthy as anyone else and as deserving as anyone else.
You can only help others when you help yourself first. That’s how you show them that they are deserving and worthy.
If at this very moment you still feel the need to put the other first, let’s have a chat.
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