“Self-care is also not arguing with people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” – Ayishat A. Akanbi
This reminded me that there is so much more to self-care. Last week I talked about knowing when to withdraw your energy from a situation or person – that is an act of self-care. Here are some other examples:
- Knowing what is important to you and not settling for anything less
- De-cluttering and organizing your living and working spaces so the energy feels good and the environments can support you
- Making time to do the things you really want to do, and not putting them off
- Saying no when you want to say no
- Saying yes to the things you want to say yes to
- Releasing people, situations, objects and thoughts that do not support you and do not feel good
- Learning how to turn your inner critic into your inner coach
- Giving yourself permission to receive the best in life
- Recognizing your true worth and value
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Learning to love and appreciate yourself and your body
- Asking for help when you need it and allowing yourself to receive it
I could go on, but I’m sure you get the idea. You have an opportunity to practice self-care every day, all the time.
Action Step: Take one item from this list and commit to incorporating it into your life for the next week, and see how it feels.
Which one can you start doing now? What else can you add to this list?
Let this affirmation support you on your journey:
I am now willing to make self-care my highest priority and allow more of what feels good into my life. I deserve it and I am worth it.