…… ” Talk to me about yourself.
I want to know who you are, and how you
live your life “, Sev asked him one day.
” I go to my regular work every morning,
and I do some counselling in the evenings.
During the weekends I do a bit of volunteering
work, and whenever I have some free time
I usually support people I know ”
Lex replied smiling.
Then suddenly he stood still.
He had just realised that this hectic way of
living had left him with no time for himself.
With this thought he felt bitter and distressed.
” I must take steps to change this self sacrifice
because it’s draining my life ” he thought
Self care is an instinctive behaviour in nature,
but it does not exist in the same way in humans.
Individuals need to be willing to learn it and
practice it; and over time as they are progressing
they will start feeling more comfortable and
relaxed about it.
Self care is taking any actions necessary to improve
your lifestyle and your total wellbeing.
Self care is to take full responsibility for your
pursuits, and honour and respect yourself.
The quest for good health and happiness is not
a selfish hunt.
It means to take care of your own needs, and listen
and pay attention to yourself.
It is something completely individual for every
person, and you should engage in whatever feels
most right for you.
It can change how you see yourself, and show you
You will set up new habits, which will make you
feel in control of your whole life.
You will have much less stress and you will be
more decisive and resilient.
Also you will be able to look after yourself better
without having to rely on others, and you will
feel more confident to change direction when
things do not work for you any more.
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You need to slow down and make space for
relaxing your mind, exercising your body and
taking time for deep thinking and planning.
If you manage these you will have a genuine
and very happy life.
To start prioritising your own needs follow
the steps below:
a) Determine what self care means to you and
make a full plan in writing.
b) Practice self awareness to be able to recognise
your actual needs: physical, emotional, mental
c) Identify all these thoughts that are holding
you back from taking care of yourself.
d) Realise that nothing is perfect, and start
taking small steps towards accomplishing your
ambitions and goals.
e) Redefine your relationships by placing
boundaries and really stick to them.
f) Understand that NO is a complete sentence.
Here are some fascinating examples of
self care projects, pursuits and special
1) Go shopping or window shopping.
2) Taking photographs.
3) Nurturing your body.
4) Going to a mini retreat.
5) Swimming and sunbathing on the beach.
6) Reading inspirational books.
7) Walking or hiking in nature.
8) Driving and admiring the sights.
9) Pampering in a day spa.
10) Watching a film.
11) De-cluttering your wardrobe.
12) Growing plants and flowers.
13) Researching and Writing.
14) Exercising in a gym.
15) Baking and cooking health foods.
16) Being spiritual.
17) Going out to coffee shops.
18) Taking short breaks regularly.
19) Going to the cinema.
20) Going on holidays.
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Making time and space for yourself is absolutely
critical to your total wellbeing and happiness.
Do something you really love every single day.
Put yourself first and make self care your habit.
Start treasuring yourself now and you will feel
in harmony and very proud.
You will feel healthy, strong, fulfilled and happy.
Make self care a constant and true part of your
Do not fear; give this great gift to yourself now.
Your are No I !!