Updated: Feb 13
If we all take good care of ourselves, we’ll have more energy, time and space to care for others.
What do you want most for yourself this year?
Take a moment to think about this. What do you really want? Many of you will have an answer that will link back to happiness and/or health.
How do you become both happy and healthy when you’re busy?
Although the answer is simple, it’s not easy to keep up with a practice that may not already be a habit. But we have to start somewhere, and today is the day. Hooray! This is exciting because self-care makes life more exciting. You get to feel better.
When you feel good, people notice and they’ll want that, too.
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Because we’re all connected, my self-care impacts you, your self-care impacts me and so on. When we take care of ourselves and radiate a self-care vibe, there is a ripple effect on everyone—not just those close to us—but all around us.
By modeling, leading and standing up for your self-care, others will be inspired. You’ll even inspire yourself, which may have that same ripple effect in your own life like gaining more confidence, following a dream or pursuing a goal.
Practice It: Start a Self-Care Conversation This Week
The next time you talk to a family member or friend and you ask them how they’re doing, spark a conversation about self-care. I’m not saying you have to ask them if they had five servings of fruits and veggies today but think about how you can work in self-care. For example, if they went for a walk, ask them where they went and how often they go. Share with them whether you go on walks, too.
The point is if we talk about self-care and begin to ask people questions about their own self-care, we keep the conversation going about why our happiness and health are a priority. We help others on their journey, and as a result, we raise the vibration of society by supporting each other.