Self Care Talk
In today’s society, people have become so focused on filling each minute and second of time with activity, that often people either forget, or don’t understand the need for self-care. Many people push self-care to the back burner, and sacrifice their health and vitality to the alter of work and giving to others–without ever replenishing their dwindling reserves of energy. However energy, like a glass of water, depletes itself: the more sips and gulps you take — the less there is in the glass.
It’s important to do a self-assessment and gauge where your energy levels are:
- Are you always tired?
- Do you have difficulty getting to sleep or waking up?
- Are you short tempered or irritable?
- Do you find yourself snapping at small things?
- Is it difficult for you to tolerate mistakes from others?
- Do you raise your voice without realizing it?
These are symptoms and clues that perhaps your energy is at a dangerous low. Ask yourself this: Do you have a self-care routine?
If you do, how often do you practice self-care? If not, when was the last time you did something for yourself?
Self-care can be anything from taking a long soothing bath, taking a nap or a walk, jogging or playing a sport at the park, going to the gym or even just spending a relaxing bit of time with friends. Whatever it is, make sure to take “me time.”
Your energy levels with thank you!