What is Self-Care?
Self-care has been a trendy word that you would often see in magazines or in the internet. Sometimes, it’s a piece of chocolate and a hot long bath. Sometimes it’s staying at home. Spending time alone.
Self-care are set of intentional choices to grow, heal and transform to better version of ourselves. It’s changing and something that we define ourselves.
As a mother with a newborn, self-care is so important and often something I forget to do for myself. As the start of the month, I wanted to write this blog post to remind of myself of what it really means to “care for oneself”.
Here is what actual self-care means for me
- Setting financial goals and sticking to it
- Automating investments and savings so you don’t have to worry about it
- Using your PTO/vacation time
- Calling in sick when you are actually sick
- Saying “NO” and setting boundaries
- Avoiding food and drinks that make you feel like crap
- Setting time to do what you love
Self-care MATTERS. It’s so important because “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. Self-care is not just about spas, scented candles or face masks. It is something that you need in your life physically, mentally, financially and emotionally.
That’s what TRUE SELF-CARE IS.
Now, I want to hear from you!
What does your ‘true self-care’ look like?
Or, do you have a self-care tip that can help millions of others to practice self-care better?