Self-Care. New buzzword or is it balance re-skinned?
Self-Care- The latest buzzword in the wellness world could mean a lot to many people. Essentially, it boils down to loving yourself.
Hmm, loving yourself, now that sounds tricky.
In a world where overachieving is lauded, how does someone put themselves first? At a recent wellness retreat in Amelia Island, it was the answer to many questions.
One woman, yoga teacher, mother of three, wife who happened to have another full-time job, asked, how can I find balance? Even I was exhausted as she discussed her daily flight from elementary school to work to the grocery store to work on projects. The truth is there are many women like this one. The panelists responded with an emphatic self-care.
Then there’s the other woman, the one who is single, lives alone, pays a ton of bills to maintain her condo, her car, her one child if any and still manages to beat herself up if the groceries aren’t ready or the house isn’t clean. She asked for balance too? Again, the panelists stated self-care.
So really what does self-care entail?
Self-care means taking a moment to honor yourself. According to tiny buddha, there are 45 ways for you to practice this. Whether that means, 5 minutes with the morning coffee or a 30- minute manicure, this is self-care. It can be a long shower. It can be a run in the park. It can literally be walking your fur baby around the block. It’s not just an act but a feeling of replenishment, mental replenishment.
Some might call it a pause and well, the wellness world will run with ‘self-care’ for a bit.
Have some great self-care ideas? Please do share in the comments below.
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