Nourishment through Self Care
We hear this term “self-care” frequently, and most people agree that it’s important to nourish our bodies with some form of it. However, putting it into practice is a struggle and challenge that many people experience, as we are often a nurturer of others – and not so much of ourselves. We commonly perceive self-care as being “selfish” because we are putting ourselves first instead of tending to the million and one things that need to be accomplished! So how do we change that perception within our minds?
I often refer to the announcement that they make on the plane before takeoff. “If there is a sudden loss of air pressure and the oxygen masks deploy – make sure you fasten the mask to YOURSELF FIRST – so you are able to help those around you.” The same reasoning applies to self-care. Maintaining the stamina to take care of everyone else is difficult unless you’ve taken care of yourself!