Updated: Sep 21, 2022
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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Self-care is expensive. Nope. It doesn’t have to be. Want proof? I’ve never had a gym membership. I practice yoga at home, go on walks outside, and workout with several exercise videos online and DVDs (I have received many as gifts over the years). 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 often shop at ALDI and Woodman's.
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. Take one minute from your time on email and social media and give it back to yourself in the form of 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 Less Stress.
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. Other people benefit from your self-care.
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