Self-care is a conscious act a person takes to promote their own emotional, mental, and physical health. A common misconception we tell ourselves is that self-care is selfish or even a luxury. Perhaps it is something you do if you can squeeze it in after everything and everyone else has been taken care of.

Your life is precious. When we take care of ourselves, we are better at handling life’s challenges. When we practice self-care, we can better care for others.

It All Starts with Self Care
by Jayne Morris
If I care for me, then I can care for you.

If I care for me, then I can teach you how to better care for yourself.

If you care for you, then you can teach others how to treat you.

If you care for you, then you give others permission to care for themselves.

If others care for themselves, then they start to care for each other.

If others care for each other, then they start to care for the planet.

If we all care for ourselves, each other and our planet, then we create the kind of change that builds a positive future for our children.

It all starts with self-care.

When we prioritize the needs of everyone else above our own and neglect self-care then we do a disservice to those we care about the most.

A good place to start is by getting in the habit of checking in with yourself each day. Ask yourself, what do I need right now?

Did I eat today?

Am I hydrated?

Have I had enough rest?

Have I moved my body?

How do I feel?

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March 14, 2021
Making and Breaking Commitments to Ourselves
Michelle McKenzie-Creech

For most of us, keeping the commitments we make to others is a non-issue. To live a healthy, joy-filled, and self-differentiated life, we have to be dedicated to the commitments we make to ourselves and hold ourselves to them.

Music: Louise Chernosky and Dan Chernosky
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