Even in marriage it is important to take care of yourself. You cannot expect your spouse to do everything for you to feel good about yourself. You have to do some things for yourself.
My daughter Tiffany wrote a about what self care means to her on her instagram account recently and I thought I’d share it with you today.
Self care to me is sleeping in some days but getting up early other days. It’s going on a walk even when you don’t feel like it. It’s the occasional manicure (I do them myself cause I brokkkeee) and the lazy Sunday/Saturday. It’s taking the time reading a book with hygge lighting and drinking cocoa.
It’s stopping what you are doing to take a few deep breaths. It’s getting rid of the toxic people in your life and it’s having hard conversations. It’s reading the Word and worshiping while you ugly sob.
Consider your body, soul, and spirit a garden. Self Care is you being a Gardener. Sometimes it’s an enjoyable task of watering or singing to your plants. Other times it’s hard, weed pulling or digging out a plant that died. And occasionally it’s fertilizing your soil.
Self Care is adulting as much as it is indulgence. It’s being kind to yourself by doing that paper sooner rather than later. Keeping your sleep schedule and being still with our Father.
“Self Care” is the call to balance in our lives. If you fertilize the garden too much then it rots. But if you don’t fertilize at all, it will never reach its full potential.
For the past several weeks I’ve been taking a daily walk for my health–not a long walk, mind you, but a walk all the same (that is except for yesterday when the day completely got away from me before I realized it). It’s a little thing but I’d call it self care.
I hope this gives you a little something to think about and is a blessing to you.
Until next time,