Self care is thrown around a lot lately and some people are like sayyyyy what?
What is this thing ‘selfcare’ and why do I need it?
So, Me being the Go to gal for all things
Positivity, wellness, happiness, wine, gin, cider, PROSSECO
woooah I went off track there (can you tell I’ve not drank for 28 days)
Anyhow, bringing it back.
I’m gonna tell you exactly what it is and why we need it.
Self care is literally CARING for YOURSELF.
It does what it says on the tin.
Caring for yourself and your own needs.
Whilst practicing self care its important to be mindful or in the zone.
You had a rough day at work and think I neeeed some time for me when I get in.
So you get home and run your bath and you pour a large glass of wine. You whip out your bath pillow from body shop (thank you Jess) and get some relaxing music on and think yesssss this is the life.
No kids are knocking on the door shouting “I need a wee” because It’s so late! They were in bed hours ago.
You then pick up your phone and start replying to all your messages, notifications, getting into the voice notes in your million WhatsApp groups and of course the scroll.
The dreaded scroll!
Before you know it you’ve drank all the wine and the baths cold.
You wasn’t being mindful or (in the moment) so your still gonna be stressed, probably even more because you’ve now taken on everyone else’s drama.
This is WHY self care is so important. I say “It’s as important as that doctors appointment that cant be missed” So get it in your diary.
Because if you don’t get some down time your running on empty.
Think of a car, without fuel it ain’t going anywhere.
You cannot give anyone else a lift because you’ve no fuel left.
So stop thinking that everyone else comes before you.
Because without you and your fuel how are you meant to give/care/ show up for them and spin all them plates?
You’re at higher risk of depression, health problems, anxiety and burn out.
Then what will everyone do when they NEED you so much?
You must find time for yourself (go and give my time management blog a read)
Schedule it in like that doctors appointment we spoke about and do something (mindfully and uninterrupted)
It is not a chore.
P.S I’ve already spoke to your manager and your allowed a mental health day.
Seriously look after yourself