Self care is a phrase I that have seen floating around a lot lately. It’s sort of a hot topic if you will. I particularly see if magnified in people who are married or have children since a lot of their time is spent taking care of others. Being a wife and mother myself, I completely understand. The idea of self care has never been more critical than it is in this stage of my young family. However, that does not take away from the fact that I also needed self care 5 years ago when I was as single as a dollar bill. And it doesn’t take away from the fact that you need self care too, no matter what season you may find yourself in at this moment.
One particular status on the subject really got me thinking. A friend of mine recently posted how she does not watch the news as part of her “self-care”. We tend to think of self care as getting a massage, having girl time, or taking a bubble bath. All of these are things that we do, but rarely do we think of self care in terms of things that we shouldn’t do. For example my friend does not watch the news to make sure that she is protecting her peace. Well protecting your peace isn’t limited to just wives or moms. Peace is a state of being that everyone should be striving to attain and maintain. Sometimes we have to disconnect from certain people, habits, places and things in order to protect our peace as well.
We should regularly engage as well as disengage in certain things in an effort to protect physical, mental, and emotional health in an effort to be the best version of ourselves for ourselves as well as for others. The well of a woman runs deep, so it’s important that we properly care for our wells order for our life giving waters to continue to flow. You can’t give anything if you’re empty. You can’t give what you don’t have.
Self care looks different for different people depending on their needs and their current season. For some it may look like un-following certain people on social media. For others it may look like starting your day with a devotional or Bible app. For some it may be scheduling some time for a mani/pedi. For others, it may be having a cheat day on your diet. Whatever the case, find what “it is”, schedule it and do it….on a regular basis. You should be thriving, not just surviving. Your destiny depends on it, your life depends on it.
What are some ways you self care? Share your ideas here.
Still Hidden in Him,