”Self-care” comes in multiple forms.
Washing your face when you just don’t feel like it.
Taking a mental health day and watching your favorite shows.
Treating yourself to a lunch or dinner.
Sipping your favorite cup of tea.
Taking a trip to your favorite coffee shop.
Taking care of yourself is not selfish. It is a necessity. It’s a process.
You take care of yourself. You are happy. Confident. Bold. Courageous. Proud.
That leads to you setting an example of how your peers should treat themselves.
Self-care reflects how one perceives themselves. If a person puts themselves last on the list, then no one will take them seriously. No one will put them in the light. And you deserve the light. You know that.
Put yourself first. People will notice this and then they will follow your intention. Set an example of how you should be treated. Do not allow yourself to be pushed around. Stand your ground. Stand behind your opinions. Stand behind your beliefs. Stand behind your actions. Own your confidence. It is the most important aspect of one’s life, and you deserve the best.
Self-care is a priority. It sets the foundation for your life. It is not negotiable. Do not let others make you feel guilty for putting yourself first. You deserve to feel happy and confident in your mind, body and soul—nothing less.
Allowing yourself a moment of relaxation calms your life. It tells the universe to stop for a moment and reminds you to breathe. Self-care empowers your mindset by resetting itself. Self-care allows you to feel rested and that is the most freeing feeling ever felt. To feel at peace with one’s self? Best feeling ever. Truly.
Do not allow outsiders tell you that you should not practice self-care. Focus on you and I assure you, it will exist in each part of your daily life. Eventually it will consume your thoughts. You will be a better person because of it. Chase a better life. Chase your life.