But its importance is worth reiterating and dwelling on because it is so foundational to our relationship with the world and others. When we take the time to care for ourselves in a deep and thorough way we are investing in everything else that is important to us.
The reason we talk about it so much is that for many if not all of us, self-care doesn’t come easily as a priority. We may get swept up in the worries of the world, soak in the moods and troubles of those around us, and desire to fix everything.
But as we well know from experience, this is the perfect recipe to burnout. It gets stressful and completely overwhelming.
To use the classic analogy of the aeroplane oxygen masks, when we worry about others getting their’s before we put on our own, we wont last long before our own oxygen runs out and we become completely useless.
Self-care as a priority is a key if we want to maximise our impact in the world and the lives of those that matter to us.
In this month’s digest I have broken down 7 key truths that we can reflect on and implement in our own attitudes towards caring for ourselves.
Giving vs Receiving
Empathic vs Compassionate
Responsibility for the ‘Soul Path’ of Other People
Unconditional Love (Love without Condition)
To Get a Better Grip, Sometimes You Must Let Go
Finding Comfort in Discomfort
A Garden is Never Complete