3 Self-Care Myths Dispelled

Updated: Apr 27

Say goodbye to these self-care rumors. Self-care doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take too much time.

Self-care has become quite the buzz word these days, and although there is so much information out there about it, I’d like to clear the air about three self-care myths.

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  1. Self-care is expensive. Nope. It doesn’t have to be. I’ve never had a gym membership. I practice yoga at home, go on walks outside, and I have several exercise DVDs (many I have received as gifts over the years), and I exercise with videos online. Check out my Stand Up for Your Self-Care YouTube Channel for self-care videos. Going to bed at a decent time? Doesn’t cost money. Getting some fresh air? Also free. Journals? I get most of mine from Dollar Tree. Organic produce? I shop at ALDI.

  2. Self-care takes too much time. Not true either. Self-care is what you make of it. Spend as much time as you need on yourself. Everyone has a minute for self-care. You can meditate for that one minute before you get out of bed or the moment you wake up. Try this 1-Minute Meditation for Busy People.

  3. Self-care is selfish. The opposite is true: If you take good care of yourself now, you’ll have more to give others—you’ll be in a better mood and have more energy. Others people benefit from your self-care.

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