Let's face it...time moves so fast these days, it feels like a workout just to keep up with everything you have to/try to fit into a day.
As much as staying active and optimal nutrition are important to your body and living a healthy lifestyle, often times the two other major components of self-care, mind and spirit, can easily get neglected. And perhaps these two are the most important because they are in direct relation to the support of a healthy body.
Self-care is different for everyone, whether it be a massage, meditation, yoga, reading a book, sitting in silence, journaling, going for a drive, listening to music, doing nothing and of course, let's not forget, blogging. But how many of us actually prioritize and schedule time each day just for ourselves? And if you're one of the many that don't practice this, ask yourself, why not? Do you feel guilty for taking time for yourself and if so, why??
Self-care is more than a necessity, it's a time to disconnect from the world, from the distractions, from the stress and focus on you and only you. You've heard the saying...you can't pour from an empty cup. If you don't take care of yourself first then how will you take care of everything and everyone else?
We use food to fuel our workouts so we perform better and accomplish more. Discover and implement self-care into your life and use it to fuel your mind and spirit for the same reasons. Remember, self-care is not selfish, it's a form of self-respect and self-love and one of the best ways to Take Care Of You!
What's your favorite type of self-care?
My true passion is health and wellness and helping others achieve and maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle through strength training, cardio training and optimal nutritional choices. Everyone has what it takes to achieve their goals - all you need is the right motivation, guidance, and education to help get you there.