Caring for Yourself first ensures your ability to care for others

While you’re setting your goals for this year, give some thought and planning for caring for yourself. We can get really focused on what we need or want to do for our work, our business or our family. We then forget ourselves on a personal level.

Caring for Yourself

So what does caring for yourself mean to you? Is it having time for your garden, a walk, dance classes. Is it a course relevant to a hobby or personal development. Maybe its getting a massage or pamper session

caring for yourself

Does caring for yourself just mean 15 mins alone time to unwind after work so you can shift your focus to home and family?

There’s no right or wrong. It’s whatever you need for yourself to recharge and grow. You may have something you need daily, or monthly or a list of things to slot in this year. Some you may need to do alone, others you may share with a friend or family member.

Caring for yourself enables you to care for others

Caring for yourself first is not being selfish. When you are healthy, rested and recharged you have the energy to care for others.

As Women we so often put our families needs before our own. We then become at risk of feeling drained and dissatisfied, with no one caring about our needs. We can get caught up with it being easier and quicker to just do everything ourselves.

If we assess our families needs from a different perspective we can see what changes we can make that benefit all.

Creating routines so children can help out and learn lifeskills is just one aspect. Having others share in tasks can free up some of your time. If it is a task done together then it is taken care of quicker, or social, and the other person may feel the benefit of helping you. A shared experience creates a bond.

When you allow others to cook in your kitchen, help in your garden or make you a cup of tea you are allowing them to share in your experiences in life. Then it’s nice to know that if you’re feeling down or unwell someone else will care for you.

So tell me – What do you have planned this month as part of caring for yourself?

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  1. Great reminder of the importance to make sure we are doing what it takes to maintain our body and mind”healthy, rested and recharged.” This is the only way, I believe, that we can be effective as we attempt to help those around us with their needs. I do change activities as the need arises, but on a regular basis, I have enjoyed the multiple benefits of participating in Toastmasters Meetings. They allow me to put aside unnecessary things in my mind and focus on improving my personal abilities .
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  3. Great post when I seen the dancer…it reminded me of a dvd that I bought on instructions to belly dance. I love trying new things esp. when I can kill 2 birds with one stone. Dancing burns a lot of energy and gives me time to focus on something for myself.
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  4. Great reminder! I find that when I schedule the time to take care of myself I’m more likely to actually do it! So, this month I planned a mid-week lunch with a friend, time to walk each day, and a class on how to grow healthy house plants at the local library.
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  5. I will join a course in Milan I have been planning about for many months, I already feel the benefits, because I am so happy about it that people around me are happier as well!

    • Suzie its more than loving yourself, self care, personal needs, goals, dreams, life purpose, they all contribute to inner satisfaction and fulfilment and when we feel fulfilled it spills over to those around us
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