I truly believe self-care is the most important thing we can do. One of my favorite mantras is “we can’t take care of others unless we first take care of ourselves”. It’s so true! How can we expect to go on giving and providing if we haven’t first filled our own tank? But people do this all the time. They go on running themselves down never taking the personal time they need to replenish and restore. That is why self-care is so important! There was some research done that showed we need up to 3 hours per day of personal time (time spent solely on YOU, not anyone else). I think even just 30 minutes will suffice, at least to start. We have to begin to change the pattern of “run, hurry, rush, go all day, get the bare minimum done, then crash” to “take care of me, fill my cup, be present, enjoy living today, help others, be kind”.
Take good care,