Taking good care of yourself not only makes your life more fulfilling and contributes to your well-being, but it also extends to others.
Since I posted the other day about running being “me time”, when I read this I wanted to share. It discusses Cheryl Richardson’s book The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time. It is easy in our world to see even wanting time devoted strictly to yourself as selfish, but it really is necessary. If I don’t get my me time everyone around me is going to regret it. My hateful side comes out really quick when I feel overwhelmed; or the fetal in a corner crying side. It can either way.
The post outlines three ways of improving your level of self-care, & has some really good ideas for making them work.
- Discover when, where, why, & how you feel deprived.
- Find your own rhythm & routine.
- Create an “absolute no list”.