When I was a caregiver for my father, everyone was always saying, “You have to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.” In fact, one of the biggest complaints from caregivers is that they are always being told this… to which their response is “Who has TIME?!”
So now that my caregiving days are over, you would think self-care would be a breeze! But it’s not. In fact, it ks. I have discovered that I’m not good at it. Can you relate?
I decided at the beginning of this year I would get better at doing things to help both my body and my mind, but to be honest, I have not done a good job. It’s not that I come from a dysfunctional family (sometimes self-care is difficult for those who might lean towards codependency. Codependents struggle with self-care because they tend to focus on other people’s needs instead of their own). Maybe I just don’t care about self-care! It seems there’s always something else that I should be doing. LoL
Anywaaaay… now I have set a schedule. Following along with #SelfcareSundays, I’m using this day to do a full skin-care routine including exfoliator and mask (doing a short meditation while the mask does its work) and serums, soak my feet in my DIY foot soak and callous remover, and then wrap them in a mask and finally, I write a bit in my List Yourself Journal while the mask is on my feet! All of that takes about an hour and a half. I usually do this after I’ve worked in the garden and showered so I’m nice and relaxed. Then it’s wine time on the deck!
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