Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Self Care is not Selfish

At times I tend to get caught up in everything I have to do. This week I have needed the reminder to take care of myself.

Self-care is a basic gospel principle. Even the common phrase "Love thy neighbor as thyself" denotes that we must first love ourselves, then serve others.

In order to give all we have to give means we must first be whole. In order to love and accept love from others we must first love ourselves.

Here's my suggestion: Take some time just for yourself this week. Away from your hubby, children, and yes, even those voices in your head. Do something just for you. Take a nap. Read a book. Take a bath. Go shopping. It's rejuvinating! And when you come back a happier person all those other little voices will thank you for it!


  1. Wait, just once this week? I think I might need some me time a little more than once this week for craziness prevention.

  2. YES! This is a wondferul post Kristy! And I so agree! Plus, who doesn't love to read a book AND take a bath? *sigh*

  3. This is especially true, I think, when it comes to writer's block. I'm learning that my block is, of course, stemming from self-loathing that came from over critical reactions to rejection. So I need to find the time to love myself. To not criticize myself for not getting enough done. To let me be me. Thanks so much for this post.



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