In the last post, we talked about just what exactly self care is. We touched on what types of things you might do for yourself in the name of self care. But how do you know when you should take some time out for it?
Who Can Benefit From Self Care?
Most of us have a ton of responsibilities we have to take care of every day. Week after week, month after month. Friends, family, career–there are so many demands we all feel we must constantly meet, that sometimes you find yourself cutting corners. And typically, what gets cut out of the routine is different things we do to care for ourselves.
We skip our daily exercise, we neglect writing in our journals, we skip breakfast. All in the name of having more time and energy to put towards our responsibilities.We’re all guilty of this
This is especially true if you often are referred to as the “Mom Friend” in your peer group. If you’re someone who is often putting the needs and wants of others before your own, if you’ve been called a “push-over”, or if you’re the most responsible person you know, it would do you some real good to pay attention to this series.
The Warning Signs
If you’ve been experiencing…
- Feeling as though you unappreciated
- Feeling as though you (and your time/energy) are not valued
- Your schedule and priorities do not match up
- You’re having trouble relaxing at the end of the day
…more often than not, then you should probably be making self care a priority.
When was the last time you participated in your own care? Do you have a self care routine in place already? Hit me up in the comments and let me know!