For someone in wellness, I never understood self-care. I thought of it as something women are told when they put their families well-being above their own, “You are important too!”, that type of messaging. I felt, I looked after my own well-being a little too much actually, so self-care didn’t apply to me.
A few weeks after having a baby, I had some space to get somethings done and was faced with 2 choices: check something off my to-do list or just get out of the house and go for a walk with baby.
I really wanted to complete another to-do item. I had so many self-imposed deadlines that I had already missing, but I also just wanted to relax.
Is this what my life has come to, so dedicated to goals and my checklists that I was willing to check off a box as opposed to getting a bit of me time and some exercise. I just had a baby a month ago for Christ sake. Instead of planning to relax and get acquainted with baby, I was using maternity leave to try to achieve business objectives.
All of last year, I realized I was choosing business instead of a lot of things: business instead of self-care time, business instead relaxation time and most embarrassing, business instead of real quality time with my kids.
I finally got it: Self-care is not just for “mum’s who put their kids first”, it’s for anyone who puts anything ahead of taking good care of themselves. For some it’s kids, for others it’s work or even a relationship.
Self-care is about choosing me, it’s about me finding space in my life to do what I need to take care of myself physically and mentally.
I know that the person that does the most is usually not the one that achieves the most. It matters less how much I do, but how well I live. If I want to encourage people to live more balanced and holistic lives, then I have to do the same.
Gone are the days when I’d light candles, burn scents and take relaxing baths. Gone are the days when we used to take random drives to nowhere and have an open mind for discovery. Gone are the days when we used to have spontaneous parties at home with friends. Those were happy times.
This year, I need to get back to me and learn to take care of myself and enrich my life again through fun and self-care.
Who’s with me??
All this year, I’ll be letting you guys in on which self-care tips I’m adopting starting with …
Self-care tip #1: Take high quality multivitamins
Stay tuned for the post on this. In the meantime if you are curious about what vitamins I’ll be using contact me HERE.
Want to get our weekly blog posts in your inbox?
no spam, just wellness