Part of loving others is serving others. This is something that most women are especially focused on. In fact, it’s almost a cliche: the woman who pours out herself constantly to care for others and never takes care of herself. It’s time for that to stop. It’s time to take care of yourself!
Now, diets and exercise and spa days and taking time to read are all good things. But if you take time for a mani-pedi and leave the salon feeling just as rushed as you did when you arrived, your self-care failed. This is because we have a basic misunderstanding about the purpose of self-care. It’s not because “you’re worth it” (although you are), or because “you deserve it” (you might or might not), or because “when you feel pretty you are pretty” (which is probably true), or because you need to be a good example. You must take time to care for yourself because you must reconnect to your Source.
God (or whatever you call Her) pours into us, and that is what allows us to pour into others. Self-care is taking time to be refilled by God. It’s easy to listen to the marketing messages and Oprah and What Not To Wear and believe that you are worth it, you deserve it, etc. But real self-care doesn’t require any money, any new products, or even a whole lot of time. It is radical and essential and impossible to purchase.
How will you reconnect with your Source today?