Its ok to be selfish…

Well, maybe I worded that wrong, but when it comes to your self-care its ok to be selfish and put yourself first. This comes up a lot for all my clients, but especially my female clients. I think from a young age it is ingrained in us women to be selfless givers and caretakers and to put ourselves last.

Being a giver and a lover and a caring person IS important but not at the expense of your health and well-being.

If we are not filling our cups we can’t help pour into others. MANY times in my life I have taken on SO much more than I can humanly handle and what do you know I start to loose touch, I start eating away my emotions, making excuses for not exercising, stop seeing friends, and feel lost.

When I slow down and pare back my schedule and take care of myself I can be 100% present for the people in my life.

Here are some ideas

  • Change your sheets regularly so they smell nice and fresh
  • Put on makeup every day and do your hair before you leave the house
  • Buy a beautiful notebook or new book
  • Take a nap and recharge
  • Have a weekend or day in your pajamas
  • Buy yourself some flowers
  • Write a letter to a friend or family member
  • Take a long bath with candles and wine
  • Take a fun art or yoga class
  • Go to bed at a decent time so you feel rested the next day

Feel free to add to the list!

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